Irish actor Michael Fassbender is set to star in a new version of Macbeth, according to a report.

Screen Daily says Fassbender will take the lead role in the new version of the Shakespeare play which will be directed by Snowtown’s Justin Kurzel. The film will reunite Fassbender with Shame and Hunger producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.

The script was written by Tood Louiso and Jacob Koskoff. Casting for the other key roles in ongoing.