British artist-turned-director Steve McQueen is reteaming with actor Michael Fassbender for Shame, which would mark the director's second directorial effort, after 2009's Hunger.

According to Variety, Shame will star Michael Fassbender as Brandon, a 30-something man living in New York, who is unable to manage his sex life. The drama, penned by Steve McQueen and Brick Lane scribe Abi Morgan, will examine the nature of need, how people live their lives and react to the experiences that shape them.

Production will begin in January.