Brendan Fraser is ‘unrecognisable’ as a 600Ib recluse in the upcoming movie, The Whale.
The actor appears in first-look images of the drama, produced by A24, which follows a man struggling to connect with his teenage daughter while living with obesity.
Its synopsis reads: “A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.”
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On Twitter, people have been sharing their thoughts on Fraser’s transformation and admitting they’re ‘excited’ for the film.
“Loving the Brendan Fraser Renaissance,” one tweeted.
Another added: “I’m excited for a gruelling Best Actor race between Brendan Fraser and Hugh Jackman.”
“Happy for him,” a third wrote. “Hope the movie will be good.”
A fourth insisted: “Everyone wants him to win an Oscar.”
“Okay… Now I’m intrigued,” added another.
Premiering at the 79th Venice Film Festival 🇮🇹
• Darren Aronofsky’s THE WHALE starring Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink
• Joanna Hogg’s THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER starring Tilda Swinton
• Ti West’s PEARL starring Mia Goth pic.twitter.com/AxlAbhWDRo
— A24 (@A24) July 26, 2022
The Whale, directed by Darren Aronofsky, will be Fraser’s first leading role in almost a decade.
In an interview with Deadline, Aronofsky described it as ‘deeply personal’ project for him.
He told the publication: “Adapting my play into a screenplay has been a real labour of love for me.
“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.”
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