Michael Fassbender – who really should be a much, much bigger star than he is – has signed on to play the lead in the thriller, A Single Shot.
Fassbender – so good this year in the hugely contrasting **Inglourious Basterds **and Fish Tank - will play a poacher on the run from a pair of killers in the film, which will be directed by David Jacobson.
Forest Whitaker, William H. Macy and Thomas Haden Church round out the cast, although we’re not yet entirely sure who’s playing the killers.
Fassbender is close to making the breakthrough to genuine stardom – word is that he was one of the shortlisted stars on George Miller’s Max Max list for Fury Road – but so far he seems to be targeting leads in lower-budget films, like this and Neil Marshall’s eagerly-awaited Roman flick, Centurion, perhaps as a way of proving that he can carry action films. Do that, and the $100 million behemoths should come his way.
The indie flick, to be produced by Chris Coen, will start shooting in Ontario, Canada, next January.