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Michael Fassbender Joins Irish Punk Biopic 'Good Vibrations'

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With extraordinary performances in movies like "Fish Tank," "Hunger," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Jane Eyre," plus big Hollywood pictures like "X-Men: First Class" and Ridley Scott's pseudo-"Alien" prequel "Prometheus," Michael Fassbender is officially on a roll.

Now, he's going to add a little rock to it.

According to CineEuropa, Fassbender, along with Liam Cunningham ("Clash of the Titans") and relative unknown Richard Dormer (he co-starred with Liam Neeson in "Five Minutes of Heaven") have joined the cast of "Good Vibrations," a biopic based on the life of Terri Hooley. Hooley was the founder of a record store in Belfast, Ireland called -- you guessed it -- "Good Vibrations," which later went on to evolve into a music label that started the careers of many a Irish punk rock band.

Dormer is set to play Hooley in the film, while Fassbender and Cunningham's roles are undetermined.

While we love seeing Fassbender bringing his A-game in giant blockbuster roles, his character work is where the actor truly shines and "Good Vibrations" could be a real gem, especially with a cast and crew so invested in the final product. The producers of the film have went out of their way to cast Irish actors, specifically ones hailing from the Belfast area. This includes famed DJ/composer David Holmes, who scored the popular "Ocean's 11" films.

The film will be directed by the duo of Glen Leyburn and Lisa Barros D'Sa, who previously helmed the teen drama "Cherrybomb" starring Rupert Grint (of "Harry Potter" fame). The shoot is set to go down in and around Belfast in August, which means we might see Fassbender delivering another awards-worthy performance sometime in 2012.

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