Michael Fassbender is in talks to star in Protagonist Pictures' crime drama Trespass Against Us, which is being sold at the American Film Market.

The story centers on the outlaw Cutler family, who have been robbing wealthy estates and taunting law enforcement for more than three generations. Michael Fassbender is playing Chad Cutler, who defies the expectations of his father and tries to escape his family's criminal enterprise.

Adam Smith is making his feature directorial debut, with a screenplay by Alastair Siddons, his first narrative script after directing documentaries such as Inside Out: The People's Art Project. Production is scheduled to begin next year in the U.K.

The Chemical Brothers are writing and performing original music for the film, after working with Adam Smith on The Chemical Brothers - Don't Think. Adam Smith has also directed episodes of Doctor Who, Little Dorrit and the U.K. series Skins.