The first look at Brendan Fraser in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Whale‘ revealed. The film also stars Sadie Sink and is officially confirmed to premiere in September at the 2022 Venice Film Festival. Brendan Fraser plays the role of a 600-pound middle-aged man struggling to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter (played by Sadie Sink). check out the first look image below.
The Whale is directed by Darren Aronofsky from a script written by Samuel D. Hunter, based on his play of the same name. The film stars Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, and Ty Simpkins. According to Movies web, The Whale synopsis follows, “A 600-pound reclusive English teacher, Charlie (Brendan Fraser), who has decided to eat himself to death. Charlie’s pain and misery come from the abandonment and death of his gay lover, which leads to his chronic binge-eating. At the same time, Charlie tries to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter for one last chance at redemption.”
In 2018, Brendan Fraser revealed in the GQ interview that he was sexually assaulted by former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Phillip Berk in 2003. The nature of the event deeply scarred the actor, hampering his ability to act. But it also affected his career directly due to Berk’s connections in Hollywood. He was forced to remain silent about his trauma for fifteen years.
The film is produced by the A24. along with Jeremy Dawson, Darren Aronofsky, and Ari Handel.