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Brendan Fraser Transforms into 600lb Man for New Movie Called ‘The Whale’

Published on July 28th, 2022 | Updated on July 28th, 2022 | By FanFest

Fans of Brendan Fraser were treated to a sneak peek at the actor’s new part in director Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, The Whale, as a 600-pound recluse.

On Tuesday, A24, the film’s producers, released a tweet featuring Fraser in his position for next year’s drama. The film will be unveiled at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

Brendan Fraser Transforms into 600lb Man for New Movie Called 'The Whale'

Samuel D. Hunter’s play The Whale follows the life of a 600-pound man named Charlie, who is trying to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter after leaving his wife and kid for a homosexual lover. After losing his partner, Charlie became morbidly obese as a result of developing an eating problem to cope with the tragedy.placeholder

Sadie Sink, from Stranger Things, plays his 17-year-old daughter, Hong Chau, will appear with him. Samantha Morton and Ty Simpkins will also star. There is no word yet on an official release date.

“It’s gonna be like something you haven’t seen before,” Fraser told Unilad in 2021. while discussing his upcoming role. “That’s really all I can tell you…The wardrobe and costume was extensive, seamless, cumbersome. This is certainly far removed from anything I’ve ever done but not to be coy…I do know it’s going to make a lasting impression.”

The part is a remarkable comeback for Fraser’s career, as it is his first leading part in more than a decade. The Mummy star appears this year in Martin Scorsese‘s latest western film Killers of the Flower Moon, and he will play the main antagonist in HBO’s Batgirl feature as Garfield Lynns – known as Firefly.

According to the outlet, The Whale was critically acclaimed when it made its debut in 2012. It won both the Drama Desk Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play.

The Whale, which aired Off-Broadway in 2012, was praised by critics and won several accolades, including the Drama Desk Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play.

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