Lenny Abrahamson has been making waves with his latest film, What Richard Did, which debuted at TIFF to excellent early reviews. With the film entering UK theatres this weekend, Abrahamson has already just begun filming his next project, Frank, and it looks like it’s going to be amazing.
Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Scoot McNairy lead an exceptional cast, and with filming now underway out in New Mexico, Artificial Eye have given us the first image, and it is awesome.
“A comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Gleeson), who discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Fassbender) and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Gyllenhaal).”
Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Goats) is making his feature debut as a screenwriter, co-writing the script with the Oscar-nominated Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).
Fassbender has been very much deservedly on the rise in recent years, proving himself capable of both blockbuster and independent film fame with the release of both X-Men: First Class and Steve McQueen’s Shame last year – the latter of which was somewhat snubbed at the Oscars.
With a handful of projects on his slate, including Steve McQueen’s anticipated Twelve Years a Slave and Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, we’ve got a lot to look forward to from the rising actor this year, and we hope Frank will be another one to add to that list.
Gleeson and McNairy have similarly been on the up, with McNairy having one hell of a year this year, with supporting roles in Killing Them Softly, Argo, and Promised Land, and Gleeson giving an excellent performance in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina.
And it’s no secret that Gyllenhaal is fantastic in anything and everything she does.
No word yet on when we can expect Frank to hit the big screen, but we’re keeping our fingers tightly crossed for a UK and US release date that’s set before the year’s end. Judging by this first image alone, it’s going to be brilliant.
Source: Thanks to Empire for the heads up.