A24 and DirectTV have acquired all U.S. rights to John Maclean’s directorial debut “Slow West”. Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn star in the film which will have its world premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival.
Set at the end of the 19th Century, Smit-McPhee plays a teen journeying across the American Frontier in search of the woman he loves. Fassbender plays a mysterious traveler Mendelsohn plays an outlaw.
It’s a busy day for Fassbender, his frequent screen collaborator Steve McQueen (“Shame,” “Hunger,” “12 Years a Slave”) told The BBC that there’s a role for the actor in his upcoming biopic of civil rights activist Paul Robeson:
“If Michael wants to do it, I’m sure there’ll be something for him. He means very much to me, and we met at a pivotal time in both our lives. It’s important to me to keep my original group of British and Irish-born creative people close to me wherever I work, whether it’s my producers, cinematographers, or indeed Michael Fassbender. They are instrumental to what I do, they’re not going to change.”