A24 has revealed our first look at Brendan Fraser as a 600-pound man in the upcoming Darren Aronofsky film The Whale. In the movie, Fraser plays an obese man looking to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter.
This is Aronofsky’s first movie as a director since he made Mother! The movie also stars Stranger Things star Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton (The Walking Dead), and Ty Simpkins (Insidious, Iron Man 3).
The project is based on Samuel D. Hunter‘s critically-acclaimed 2012 play of the same name. It is about the story of a reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity. The six-hundred-pound recluse is hiding away from the world and slowly eating himself to death. He is given one last chance at redemption as he attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.
When previously talking about the project, Fraser said: “It’s going to be like something you haven’t seen before. That’s really all I can tell you…The wardrobe and costume were extensive, seamless, and cumbersome. This is certainly far removed from anything I’ve ever done but not to be coy…I do know it’s going to make a lasting impression.”
Fraser has been getting a lot of love from his fans of him recently and has been on a huge comeback journey as an actor. It’s significant to see him getting all of these great acting jobs, and there’s no doubt that he’ll deliver an amazing performance in The Whale.