Carey Mulligan and James Badge Dale join Steve McQueen’s Shame

Carey Mulligan and James Badge Dale will be joining Michael Fassbender in Shame, an upcoming film from Steve McQueen.

The last time McQueen teamed up with Fassbender they produced the 2008 film Hunger, a poignant depiction of the 1981 Irish hunger strike, which went on to win the prestigious Caméra d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Naturally, there was much excitement when it was announced that they would be reuniting for Shame, a film which will reportedly tell the story of sex-addict in New York who is struggling to cope with his addiction.

Over the weekend, The Irish Film and Television Network have reportedly announced that they will be joined by Never Let Me Go‘s Carey Mulligan, as well as James Badge Dale, who starred in The Departed. Mulligan is rumoured to be playing Sissy, Fassbender’s troubled, blues-singing sister, whilst Badge Dale’s is most likely to be playing his boss.

The film will be scripted by McQueen as well as Abi Morgan, who penned the big screen adaptation of Monica Ali’s novel, Brick lane. Fassbender is currently working on Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, but filming for Shame will reportedly get underway before Mulligan begins shooting for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

McQueen will also be delaying his upcoming biopic of African musician and activist, Fela Kuti, in order to release Shame before the end of 2011. We’ll keep you posted!

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