Written by Samuel D. Hunter (Basket) and based on his own play, The Whale draws attention to Fraser’s physical changes. The Whale hits US audiences on his December 9th 2022.
Brendan Fraser In Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Whale’
Aronofsky first staked his claim at the festival with The Fountain in 2006, but it was the double whammy of The Wrestler and Black Swan (in 2008 and 2010, respectively) that pretty much established Venice as an Oscar launching pad, just when the festival faced a war on two fronts with Telluride and Toronto.
After his spell in the self-indulgent wilderness with Noah and Mother!, however, The Whale suggests the director is very much back as that Oscar bellwether, cutting the line to put a never-better Brendan Fraser at the front of the Best Actor race.
What is The Whale plot?
Darren Aronofsky’s film, “The Whale” 2022 follows a reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity who tries to reunite with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at reconciliation. It’s a story to do.” Below is the official trailer of the movie ” The Whale”.
Who is in The Whale cast?
As previously mentioned, the script is based on Hunter’s play. Brendan Fraser leads the cast of Whales, playing teacher Charlie, who suffers from severe obesity (Fraser wore his prosthetic weight suit to help transform his body). People of the 90s will remember Fraser at the height of his fame, when he starred in movies like Mummy, Airheads, George of the Jungle, and Gods and Monsters.
He’s still active in the 21st century but hasn’t reached the same heights he did in the 90s, mostly in TV shows and small, under-released films.
However, Fraser’s comeback has been in the works for some time. He had a supporting role in Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Moves, appeared in the TV series Doom Patrol, and was set to play the villain in Batgirl before Warner Bros. canceled the film. But the whale is meant to be a showcase for the actor, and with more high-profile roles on the horizon, such as the Killers in Martin Scorsese’s Flower Moon, we’ll see even more from Brendan Fraser.
Fraser’s Whale cast includes Stranger Things star Sadie Sink as Ellie, Hong Chau (Homecoming) as Liz, Ty Simpkins (Jurassic World) as Thomas, and Samantha Morton as Mary (The Walking Dead) included.
The Whale: Review
Ellie takes a particularly cruel interest in Thomas and draws out an unexpected confession from him, but these are by far the weakest scenes in a film that really works best when Fraser is the focus. While at first glance this might seem a departure for Aronofsky, there are connections at every turn. The twilight hero obviously taps into Wrestler territory, and the religious theme of the righteous path/divine mission echoes elements of 2014`s Noah and, less obviously.
The Fountain Most striking, however, is the correlation with Requiem for a Dream (2000) in the mental breakdown of Ellen Burstyn’s prostrate character Sarah. , which unfolds throughout the film is more comprehensible. Given the industry’s favorite, Florian Zeller’s The Father, an equally imaginative filmed stage experience, Fraser’s lead, as well as The Whale, garnered similar acclaim It’s not hard to see you do.
Headlining, Samantha Morton added heartbreak to her glorious cameo. A frank and moving depiction of human frailty, but colored by the perverse, or perhaps deluded, optimism of the protagonist. Suffice it to say, there are plenty of interesting questions as the credits roll.