Brendan Fraser to star in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale

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The Mummy star Brendan Fraser and filmmaker Darren Aronofsky are teaming up for the large display screen adaptation of author Samuel D Hunter’s play The Whale, a few morbidly overweight recluse.

According to Deadline, Hunter will adapt the movie primarily based on his 2012 play.

“Adapting my play into a screenplay has been a real labor of love for me. This story is deeply personal and I’m very thankful it will have the chance to reach a wider audience. I’ve been a fan of Darren’s ever since I saw Requiem for a Dream when I was a college freshman writing my first plays, and I’m so grateful that he’s bringing his singular talent and vision to this film,” the playwright mentioned in an announcement.

The Whale revolves round a 600-pound middle-aged man Charlie and his makes an attempt to reconnect together with his 17-year-old daughter. The two grew to become estranged after Charlie deserted his household for his homosexual lover, who later died. Charlie then turned to compulsive consuming out of grief.

The play was critically acclaimed when it debuted in 2012, successful each the Drama Desk Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for excellent play. It additionally obtained Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations.

Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures can even produce the movie, which can be his first directorial enterprise because the thriller Mother, starring Jennifer Lawrence.

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