Michael Fassbender had a huge year in 2011 with five films released. (Jane Eyre, X-Men: First Class, A Dangerous Method, Shame, and Haywire, with the last movie getting a 2011 date on IMDB thanks to festival appearances.) But his schedule for 2012 was thin until recently. He has completed only Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, and prior to last week, the only role officially booked for the actor was in Shame director Steve McQueen’s new effort Twelve Years a Slave. But then we saw him added to Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, and there’s always the spectre of a First Class sequel.

Now Fassbender has another role booked, and it is in a new film from a director who is just getting established for English-speaking audiences. Gerardo Naranjo, who directed the popular festival entry Miss Bala (see a trailer here) is working with Fox to put together The Mountain Between Us, which could be called a survival romance. One of the two leads will be played by Fassbender. Read More »