Oscar nominee and Broadway veteran Carey Mulligan will show off her singing skills on the big screen for the first time in the upcoming film Shame, according to the Daily Mail. Mulligan will perform the popular John Kander and Fred Ebb tune, "New York, New York" in a nightclub scene.
Mulligan made her Broadway debut in The Seagull and returned to the New York stage this summer in off-Broadway's Through a Glass Darkly. She was attached to star as Eliza Doolitle in an upcoming film remake of the Tony-winning musical My Fair Lady, however the project has recently been delayed due to rights issues. Mulligan earned an Oscar nomination for An Education and has also appeared in Never Let Me Go, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Brothers, Pride and Prejudice, My Boy Jack, When Did You Last See Your Father? and Public Enemies.
Co-starring Michael Fassbender, Shame, follows a thirtysomething male whose sexual escapades are interrupted when his younger sister moves in with him. Shame will premiere at the Venice Film Festival this fall before being screened at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and BFI-American Express London Film Festival. It is directed by Steve McQueen.
The song "New York, New York" first appeared in the 1977 Martin Scorsese film of the same name, where it was performed by Liza Minnelli. It was also famously recorded by Frank Sinatra and countless others.