After the massive success of The Mummy and at the peak of his popularity, Brendan suddenly disappeared from Hollywood. He hasn’t been seen onscreen in a big role for years. To fans’ delight, he has a new movie set to release this year and the whole internet is rooting for him!
Bright Side is glad to share some details of the movie and a sneak peek of Fraser’s look with our fans.
The story of a father and a daughter
Produced by A24, the upcoming drama, The Whale, follows a father who is trying to reconnect with his 17-year-old estranged daughter and improve their relationship. He is an English teacher who suffers from “extreme obesity.”
Fraser’s praiseworthy commitment to the role
As you may have guessed, Brendan is playing the role of the father and for the part, he had to gain weight. In the movie, the character reportedly weighs 600 lbs (272 kgs).
“It’s gonna be like something you haven’t seen before,” Fraser revealed in an interview. “The wardrobe and costume were extensive, seamless, cumbersome. This is certainly far removed from anything I’ve ever done.”
Other cast and release date
In addition to Fraser, Stranger Things Sadie Sink is also a part of the movie and will be playing the role of his daughter. Other actors include Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, and Samantha Morton. The movie is set to premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival. The release date is currently unknown.
What’s next for Brendan Fraser?
Besides The Whale, fans can spot Brendan in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon, which will also star Leonardo DiCaprio. Brendan also plays Garfield Lynns/Firefly in HBO Max’s Batgirl, coming out later this year.
Some of his recent popular work includes Doom Patrol, Professionals, and No Sudden Move, which you can check out. And when you’re done, you can dive into the sea of nostalgia and watch The Mummy movies again, like we did!
Will you be watching The Whale? What do you think of Brendan’s transformation?