Michael Fassbender went back to his British roots for intense crime drama 'Trespass Against Us', after becoming fascinated with how the unique story ran its course. The directorial feature debut of Adam Smith, it was the original construct of the plot and the character interaction that drew the Oscar nominee to the project. 

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender stars in 'Trespass Against Us'

'It didn't adhere to any real formula', Fassbender mused in an interview. 'The way the characters were with one another and just how the story itself is quite a simple one but we're dealing with pretty interesting dilemmas for this family... There was just so much there but it never felt like it was preaching anything or giving the answers to anything but I thought it was just like a slap in the face. Just a very honest and visceral story.'

The story follows a father named Chad Cutler, who wishes to leave the life of crime his caravan-dwelling family offered him in exchange for a safer and more respectable upbringing for his son. His father Colby (Brendan Gleeson) is less than understanding of his son's choices, and this isn't the kind of man you can just walk away from without a fight. Also starring Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear and Killian Scott, the story was written by Alastair Siddons, while the score was taken on by The Chemical Brothers (whose previous filmscore work includes 2011's 'Hanna').

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Michael Fassbender has three new projects that are set to be unveiled this year. First there is Terrence Malick's music drama 'Song To Song' which co-stars Natalie Portman and Ryna Gosling, then there's Ridley Scott's hugely anticipated 'Prometheus' sequel 'Alien: Covenant' and a crime drama from Tomas Alfredson entitled 'The Snowman' starring Rebecca Ferguson, Val Kilmer, Chloë Sevigny and J.K. Simmons.

'Trespass Against Us' was released in the UK on March 3rd 2017.