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Michael Fassbender joins the western Slow West with Ben Mendelsohn and Kodi Smit-McPhee

09.20.2013
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Michael Fassbender had to leave JANE GOT A GUN due to a schedule conflict, but the actor apparently still has a Western itch that needs to be scratched, and has joined the film SLOW WEST. It also stars Ben Mendelsohn (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (THE ROAD, LET ME IN) and is being directed by John Maclean, a former member of The Beta Band. Since leaving the group Maclean has worked on a couple of short films (including last year's BAFTA winner PITCH BLACK HEIST that also starred Michael Fassbender) and SLOW WEST will be his first feature film.

Unfortunately, there aren't that many details on SLOW WEST except that it's a Western that will be set in Colorado, but filmed in New Zealand. More Michael Fassbender is always a good thing in my opinion, and Mendelson and Smit-McPhee are both excellent actors. I haven't seen PITCH BLACK HEIST so I can't vouch for John Maclean's talents behind the camera (I am going to try to find it today) but I'm definitely game for a Western starring this cast.

SLOW WEST should start filming towards the end of the year, and will probably be released sometime in 2014.

Extra Tidbit: "I will now sell five copies of "The Three EPs" by The Beta Band."

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5:56AM on 09/21/2013
This is weird, I'm currently in Film School in NZ and all of our tutors that come in have been talking about this Michael Fassbender Western for months now, but I could never find any information on it online. Now it's actually announced, which is cool... Hopefully I can get a job on it haha.
This is weird, I'm currently in Film School in NZ and all of our tutors that come in have been talking about this Michael Fassbender Western for months now, but I could never find any information on it online. Now it's actually announced, which is cool... Hopefully I can get a job on it haha.
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5:48PM on 09/20/2013

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2:03PM on 09/20/2013
Fassbender is an excellent actor. I'll buy into this until I see something that makes me not like it.
Fassbender is an excellent actor. I'll buy into this until I see something that makes me not like it.
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12:28PM on 09/20/2013
Yippie Ki Yay Mother F*cker
Yippie Ki Yay Mother F*cker
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10:24AM on 09/20/2013
Glad he's in this after all since he won't be in Jane's Got a Gun. He seems like someone who'd do great in a western film and certainly deserves another shot at it after, uh, Jonah Hex. Which was not his fault, just so we're clear.
Glad he's in this after all since he won't be in Jane's Got a Gun. He seems like someone who'd do great in a western film and certainly deserves another shot at it after, uh, Jonah Hex. Which was not his fault, just so we're clear.
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10:16AM on 09/20/2013
Will watch Fassbender in anything. Especially a Western.

And Ben Mendelsohn is always someone I enjoy seeing in more films. Guy was great in Place Beyond The Pines.
Will watch Fassbender in anything. Especially a Western.

And Ben Mendelsohn is always someone I enjoy seeing in more films. Guy was great in Place Beyond The Pines.
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10:10AM on 09/20/2013

You had me at

"Michael Fassbender joins"
"Michael Fassbender joins"
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