The news that Michael Fassbender was to be reunited with his director on the 2008 film Hunger instantly gave Steve McQueen’s next film a great deal of momentum and expectation, and now as shooting for the film, entitled Shame, draws ever closer we’re learning a little more about the supporting cast.

IFTN have a report on the film which names Carey Mulligan and James Badge Dale as Fassbender’s co-stars in the film about a man unable to control his sex addiction. Mulligan’s star has been firmly in the ascendant since her wonderful performance in Lone Scherfig’s An Education, and bypassing her walk down Wall Street, her portrayal of Cathy in Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go was very solid indeed.

The name of James Badge Dale put me in mind of his performance in 24 alongside Keifer Sutherland, and the actor has played in the follow up to Band of Brothers, The Pacific as well as a recurring part in Rubicon on US TV. There are no further details as of yet for which part either actor is playing but it can be presumed that Mulligan will play Fassdender’s sister, as described in the recently revealed synopsis.

Brandon (Michael Fassbender, Inglourious Basterds, Hunger, A Dangerous Method) is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon’s world spirals out of control.