Brendan Fraser returns to the spotlight in The Whale.
Brendan Fraser plays a dangerously obese teacher Charlie in the upcoming A24 movie, The Whale. The film premiered over the weekend at the Venice Festival. Before the movie debuted at the festival, Fraser said, “Charlie is the most heroic man I have ever played because his superpower is to seek the good in others and bring that out in them. In that process, he’s on his journey of salvation.” The Whale is a psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky. It is a story about a reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.
In addition to Fraser, the movie features Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, and Ty Simpkins. The A24 film is based on the acclaimed play by Samuel D. Hunter. Additionally, Fraser will receive the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance for his outstanding performance in The Whale on Sunday, September 11th. Fraser’s career has spanned over 30 years, from Encino Man to The Mummy to Doom Patrol, he will receive recognition for all his work. The Whale will be in theaters on December 9th, 2022.