A24 released the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Whale’ starring Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, and Hong Chau. In the film, An 600 lb. man (Fraser) tries to reconnect with his seventeen-year-old daughter (Sink). Watch the trailer below.
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, from a screenplay written by Samuel D. Hunter. The film is based on Hunter’s 2012 play of the same name. The film stars Brendan Fraser as Charlie, Sadie Sink as Ellie, Hong Chau as Liz, Samantha Morton as Mary, Ty Simpkins as Thomas, and Sathya Sridharan as Dan.
According to the film’s synopsis (Via TIFF 2022), “Writing instructor Charlie (Fraser) never seems to have his webcam enabled while teaching online. He makes excuses and is so good-natured that no one makes a fuss, but the real reason for his invisibility is his appearance. Charlie weighs 600 pounds. His obesity starts to pose a grave threat to his health and his friend Liz (Hong Chau, also at this year’s Festival in The Menu), a nurse, begs him to check into a hospital, but also recognizes that it might be more important to simply offer support.”
“Charlie’s current status quo is upended by the return of his long-estranged adolescent daughter, Ellie (Sadie Sink), though her willingness to resume a relationship seems prompted as much by Charlie’s offers to ghostwrite her school essays as it is by her sense of familial loyalty. Meanwhile, Charlie receives visits from a door-to-door evangelist (Ty Simpkins) who engages him in a dialogue about redemption that, despite Charlie’s lack of religious inclination, proves surprisingly resonant. Can any of these folks, regardless of their personal agendas, serve as the lifeline to self-acceptance that Charlie so urgently needs?”
Jeremy Dawson, Darren Aronofsky, and Ari Handel are producing. A24 had global distribution rights for the film.
The Whale will hit theaters on December 9, 2022