Irish actor Michael Fassbender will play the lead role in Ubisoft’s big screen adaptation of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It is also understood that Fassbender will also co-produce the movie.
“Michael Fassbender was our first choice” to play the franchise’s iconic hooded hero, said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”
Fassbender has risen to mainstream movie fame in the last couple of years with notable excellent performances in movies like X-Men: First Class, Inglorious Bastards, Shame and more recently as David the android in Prometheus.
Fassbender grew up in Killarney, Co. Kerry.
Thanks to Variety.