The Whale Movie: Cast, Release Date, Trailer

The trailer for “The Whale,” starring Brendan Fraser in his comeback position, is right here. A24 launched the primary footage of Fraser and his costars within the drama on Nov. 8. The film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, relies on the play of the identical identify by Samuel D. Hunter, who additionally wrote the screenplay.

“A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption,” A24 says in an outline of the film. In the movie’s supply materials, Fraser’s Charlie left his household for his homosexual lover, who died. He used binge consuming as a strategy to take care of his grief.

The film premiered on the Venice Film Festival in September and likewise performed on the Toronto Film Festival and the London Film Festival this fall. Video went viral on-line of Fraser tearing up at standing ovations from the group in response to his efficiency.

Fraser informed Newsweek in 2021 that he used prosthetics and make-up so as to painting Charlie. “The wardrobe and costume was extensive, seamless, cumbersome,” he informed the outlet. “This is certainly far removed from anything I’ve ever done but not to be coy, I haven’t seen any of it yet but I do know it’s going to make a lasting impression.” He addressed the backlash over his use of prosthetics in one other interview with Newsweek this October, saying, “I’m not a small man. And I don’t know what the metric is to qualify to play the role. I only know that I had to give as honest a performance as I can.”

Aronofsky additionally defended his casting option to the outlet, saying, “There’s no way you can cast someone to play this job, so we had to use makeup to get there.” He continued, “Most of the people that are playing critique have not seen the film. So I welcome everyone to see the film because the film is about bringing empathy to characters that you don’t expect to feel for.”

Fraser was additionally set to seem in HBO Max’s “Batgirl” film later this year, however the streamer canceled the movie because of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger. The actor may also star in Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which was initially scheduled for a 2022 launch however has been pushed again to 2023.

In a 2018 interview with GQ, Fraser mirrored on why his film career received derailed for a while. Fraser made a reputation for himself in motion flicks like “The Mummy” and “George of the Jungle,” however he informed the outlet that each one the stunts took an enormous toll on his physique. “I believe I probably was trying too hard, in a way that’s destructive,” he informed GQ. He needed to have many surgical procedures, together with a partial knee alternative and a number of again surgical procedures. His accidents had been a part of the rationale why he took a step again from the Hollywood highlight.

Read on for every little thing we learn about “The Whale” thus far and to observe the trailer.

“The Whale” Trailer

“The Whale” Cast

Joining Fraser in “The Whale” are Sadie Sink as Charlie’s daughter Ellie, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, Ty Simpkins, and Sathya Sridharan.

“The Whale” Release Date

“The Whale” can be launched in theaters Dec. 9.

Image Source: A24

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