Michael Fassbender Could Play Gangster in ‘Trespass Against Us’

By October 31, 2013

Actor Michael Fassbender arrives for the BAFTA awards ceremony in London

A gangster named Chad. A gangster named Chad. A gangster named Chad. Michael Fassbender could play a gangster named Chad. If anyone could make a guy named “Chad” seem scary and murderous, it’s Fassbender.

Deadline Hollywood reports that Fassbender is in negotiations to, well, play a gangster named Chad in British director Adam Smith’s narrative feature debut, a production tantalizingly titled Trespass Against Us. The film center on “Chad Cutler, a man who wants out of his outlaw family’s multi-generational criminal ways.” We’re betting that things won’t work out exactly the way Chad wants them to. Alastair Siddons (Turn It Loose and Inside Out: The People’s Art Project) wrote the script.


Not much else is known about the film, but the prospect of Fassbender teaming up for a crime-fueled feature by a director with a resume as solid as Smith’s is an intriguing one. Smith’s credits are varied and compelling, including turns directing such beloved television series as Doctor Who, Little Dorrit, and Skins, and even a feature documentary about the music duo The Chemical Brothers, titled The Chemical Brothers – Don’t Think. The brothers Chemical are also on board to write and perform the original score for Trespass Against Us, which ensures it will certainly sound cool.

The film is set to start filming in 2014 in the UK.

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