The cast of Steve McQueen’s latest feature Shame just picked up an Oscar nominee. According to Variety, Carey Mulligan has joined the film alongside Michael Fassbender who will play the lead. Mulligan has been on a roll as of late, she recently landed the coveted part of Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Brandon (Michael Fassbender, Inglourious Basterds, Hunger, A Dangerous Method) is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon’s world spirals out of control.
From director Steve McQueen (Hunger), Shame is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.
Mulligan will play Fassbender’s sister Sissy, which should be an interesting combination. Both individuals are very talented. We can’t wait to see how they work off one another with such intense material.
On a side note, James Badge Dale (“The Pacific) has also joined the film in the role of Fassbender’s boss.
What do you think of Mulligan joining the cast of Shame? Do you think she is the right choice?