Published On: Tue, Sep 4th, 2012

‘Prometheus’ star Michael Fassbender may join ‘Harry Potter’ star in comedy

Michael Fassbender in “X-Men First Class” photo/20th Century Fox

Michael Fassbender starred as David in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” a prequel to the 1979 “Alien” classic film. Fassbender is currently filming with Scott on “The Counselor,” but made a voyage to Venice to possibly become part of Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank.”

Deadline reported on Tuesday that the “Shame” star is likely joining Domhnall Gleeson, who played Bill Weasley in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” in Film4’s comedy titled “Frank.” IMDB summarizes the plot, explaining that the story revolves around Gleeson, who plays “an aspiring musician who finds himself in over his head when he joins an eccentric rock band led by Fassbender.”

The film will be directed by Irishman Abrahamson, who most recently completed “What Richard Did,” and based on a script written by Jon Ronson (“The Men who stare at Goats”) and Peter Straughn (“Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy” and “The Debt”).

Gleeson will be seen next in the apocalypic science fiction adaptation of the famous British comic book as Clan Techie and then the “Anna Karenina” biopic starring Aaron Johnson, Keira Knightley and Jude Law.

“The Counselor” production was delayed as director Ridley Scott dealt with the loss of his brother and fellow director Tony Scott. Fassbender will then begin a shoot on the “X-Men: First Class” sequel, returning as the villain Magneto.


Ridley Scott directing Michael Fassbender in “Prometheus” Photo/20th Century FOX

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