Irish Eye on Hollywood: Fassbender Heads to Spanish Inquisition

Michael Fassbender, right, in Assassin's Creed.

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
December / January 2017

Brendan Gleeson will actually be having himself a busy Christmas movie season. On December 21, Gleeson’s latest movie Assassin’s Creed opens. Starring fellow Irish actor Michael Fassbender, Assassin’s Creed is based on the popular video game of the same name, though don’t assume the movie is light on plot. Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, a criminal who is saved from execution – but only if he participates in a project which may put him in touch with a distant ancestor from the time of the Spanish Inquisition. (That’s the plot you get with a budget pegged somewhere between $150 and $200 million.) Assassin’s Creed also stars Marion Cotillard as well as Jeremy Irons (who is, of course, married to Irish actress Sinead Cusack, both of whom spend lots of time at their castle in Cork). ♦

One Response to “Irish Eye on Hollywood: Fassbender Heads to Spanish Inquisition”

  1. Mia Young says:

    Assassin’s Creed is so addictive!

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