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Old 01-11-21, 04:32 PM
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The Whale (D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser

EXCLUSIVE: A24 and Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures are teaming up for the first time on the upcoming film The Whale with Brendan Fraser set to star and Aronofsky on board to direct.

A24 will have worldwide rights. MacArthur winning playwright, Samuel D. Hunter (Greater Clements) will adapt the film based on his critically- acclaimed 2012 play of the same name. The production was praised by the New York Times and won the Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, GLAAD Media Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play.

“Adapting my play into a screenplay has been a real labor of love for me,” said Hunter. “This story is deeply personal and I’m very thankful it will have the chance to reach a wider audience. I’ve been a fan of Darren’s ever since I saw Requiem for a Dream when I was a college freshman writing my first plays, and I’m so grateful that he’s bringing his singular talent and vision to this film.”

The film marks Aronofsky’s first film since his Paramount thriller Mother starring Jennifer Lawerence. Fraser was most recently seen in the FX limited series Trust.

Aronofsky is repped by CAA and Fraser is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment.
Old 01-11-21, 05:00 PM
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Re: The Whale (D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser

Brendan's back, baby.
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Re: The Whale (D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser

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Brendan's back, baby.


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Old 01-11-21, 06:52 PM
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Re: The Whale (D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser

Reading about the play it sounds like it might be interesting. Aronofsky is a good director too, even though I don’t like all of his films or find some of them hard to watch.
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Brendan's back, baby.
Checking IMDB, it looks like he never actually left. Fraser has acting credits every year going all the way back to his debut in 1991.

Who knew?!
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Re: The Whale (D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser

I wonder if Fraser starred in the play, or if this is a Tarantinoesque ego based career resurrection attempt by Aronofsky. (Or maybe he just likes him for the part). Either way, with the shitty year its been for Hollywood, I'm surprised someone is financing a movie with Brendan Fraser as the lead.

Anyway, I like Aronofksy and Fraser, so I'm onboard.
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Re: The Whale (D: Aronofsky) S: Brendan Fraser

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six-hundred-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.
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I've seen the play performed live and it's good, although as you can tell from the description it's mostly two people just talking to each other. Not sure how cinematic it will be.

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