A24 has dropped a new trailer for Brendan Fraser’s highly-anticipated comeback film, “The Whale” directed by Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem for a Dream,” “Black Swan”).
The film is based on Aronofsky’s adaptation of the 2012 stage play, “The Whale” follows Charlie (Fraser), an English teacher living with obesity who has decided to eat himself to death. His pain and misery stems from the abandonment and death of his gay lover, leading to chronic binge-eating. Meanwhile, Charlie struggles to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter, played by “Stranger Things” actress Sadie Sink. Now, the 600-pound man has one last shot at redemption with his child. Joining Frazer, the film also stars Hong Chau, Samantha Morton and Ty Simpkins.
“The Whale” premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, the film got rave reviews for Fraser’s performance, which earned a six-minute standing ovation that brought the actor to tears. The film also screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival and the London Film Festival earned similar standing ovations for Fraser. Some say, Fraser is the frontrunner for best actor.
“The Whale” marks Aronofsky’s first directorial outing since 2017’s “Mother!,” which divided critics and filmgoers alike. Now, Aronofsky is now looking to make his way back into the awards race with his new film.
“The Whale” will be released in select theaters on December 9.