Michael Fassbender Cast As a Rock Star

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Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender poses during a photocall for the Premiere of  "Prometheus" on April 11, 2012 in Paris.
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Actor Michael Fassbender attends the New York premiere of "Jane Eyre" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel - Screening Room on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) Photo: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/GettyImages

Michael Fassbender has signed on to play an eccentric rock star in the upcoming comedy Frank, from Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, with a screenplay from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy screenwriter Peter Straughan and author Jon Ronson. Anna Karenina's Donhnall Gleeson has also joined the cast and will play the young up-start musician to Fassbender's seasoned vet. Teach us your magical musical ways, Michael Fassbender. Teach us.