In “The Whale” by Darren Aronofsky, Brendan Fraser will play a 600-pound man. We discover the actor on a first image offered by the A24 studio.
The return to the fore of Brendan Fraser
Slowly but surely, Brendan Fraser is re-establishing itself in the film industry. A welcome return the interpreter of Rick O’Connell in The Mummy (1999). Especially when we know the reasons for his withdrawal. During #MeToo, he claimed to have been sexually assaulted in 2003 by Philip Berk, former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Following this, he would have been blacklisted.
But in 2018, the actor appeared in the series Trustthen in Doom Patrol from 2019. The actor also convinced film productions again, starring in No Sudden Move by Steven Soderbergh (2021), before being hired for Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorsese, as well as for the super-heroic film Batgirlor the next Darren Aronofsky, The Whale.
An impressive picture for The Whale
In The Whale (the whale), Brendan Fraser holds the first role, that of Charlie, a man who weighs 272 kilos and trying to reconnect with her seventeen-year-old daughter. The reason for her overweight comes from a deep malaise born following the death of her lover. Since then, Charlie has been depressed and suffers from uncontrolled binge eating syndrome. Faced with such a scenario, we can expect the actor to be unrecognizable. He had also said himself in 2021, that The Whale will be “something you’ve never seen before“. Was he already referring to his look in the film? Maybe. In any case, a first image of the film confirms what we imagined.
A first visual that shows the actor overweight and truly transformed. It is not yet clear how the filming went, how much weight Brendan Fraser gained, and that she is part of this transformation comes from prosthetics.
Alongside Brendan Fraser, we will find in The Whale young Sadie Sink (Stranger Things). The film does not yet have a release date, but it will presented at the next Venice Film Festival. It was on the occasion of the announcement of the program for this edition that the studio A24 presented this first image.