Brendan Fraser, a beloved actor, will star in the upcoming thriller The Whale, directed by Darren Aronofsky. We now have confirmation of a release date for the film as well as a fresh image from it. The Whale will open in theaters on December 9 this year, according to Vanity Fair, which first made the announcement. Along with this good news, we also got our first glimpse at Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink, who will play Charlie’s estranged daughter.
Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, starring Brendan Fraser, is about a middle-aged, 600-pound father named Charlie who wants to get back in touch with his 17-year-old daughter. Sadie Sink, best known for her roles in the Fear Street trilogy and Netflix’s Stranger Things, will play Ellie, Charlie’s daughter. The two grew apart after Charlie left his family for his gay partner, who subsequently passed away, leading to him binge-eating out of guilt and sadness.
The Whale, a film by Samuel D. Hunter based on his play of the same name, stars Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins, Hong Chau, and Samantha Morton.
Awarding organizations are already giving Brendan Fraser’s performance in The Whale, in particular, a lot of attention. The film will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022, where Fraser will receive the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance. “In The Whale, Brendan Fraser delivers a performance of astounding depth, strength, and delicacy, according to TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey. This former Torontonian has starred in action films, comedies, and romance roles. As the actor behind one of the best performances of the year, we are overjoyed to bring him home.”
Brendan Fraser Is Sadie Sink’s Favorite Person On Earth
Brendan Fraser has recently received a lot of well-deserved love, and Sadie Sink is no exception, with the actress gushing about her The Whale co-star. “Sure, that’s true. I don’t believe I’ve ever worked on a project that required that much character development, she said. Brendan is amazing in it, and working with him was a very great experience. He is also arguably my favorite person on the earth. Darren Aronofsky is obviously brilliant. It was very fantastic having that experience with him. I gained a lot of insight into who I am as an actress and discovered a side of myself that I hadn’t really explored before.
Fraser is anticipated to get unprecedented attention in The Whale, and the actor is expected to share some insight into his change. In order to make sure that the shape of this man’s body complies with the laws of physics and gravity, he said, the true challenge was to accurately design this persona using all the resources available, including makeup, prosthetics, suit building, and a little bit of CGI. “I can attest that craftspeople in every category contributed to the creation of this project,”
A24 will distribute The Whale in theatres on December 9 after it makes its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 4.