Aronofsky, Fraser and A24 team up for the adaptation of The Whale
It has been three years since audiences last saw Darren Aronofsky in the director’s chair and he has now found his next feature film project in the form of an adaptation of The whale, who placed Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) to play the lead role, according to Deadline.
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Based on the famous 2012 play by Samuel D. Hunter, the story takes place on the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, and focuses on a six hundred pound recluse as he hides in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and extremely unhappy teenager.
« Adapting my play to a script was a real labor of love for meHunter said in a statement. ” This story is deeply personal and I am very grateful that it will have the chance to reach a wider audience. I’ve been a Darren fan since I saw Requiem for a dream when I was a freshman in college, I was writing my first plays, and I’m so grateful that he brings his unique talent and vision to this film. »
Hunter will adapt the play, which won the Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play and a GLAAD Media Award, for screen while Aronofsky is expected to direct and co-produce via his Protozoa Pictures alongside A24.
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Oscar nominated writer / director last sat in director’s chair for 2017 psychological horror pic mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, who received largely polarized reviews from critics but was generally looked down upon by audiences, earning a notorious “F” rating on CinemaScore, one of 22 films to be received such a note.
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