With the film on the cusp of its world premiere, the first clip has surfaced over on The Playlist, teasing a brilliant and hilarious glimpse of the film, and teaching us that the safe word is ‘chinchilla’.
Frank is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, 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 and his terrifying sidekick, Clara. Frank’s uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating…and because he wears a giant fake head. After a rocky start, Jon ingratiates himself with the band members, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. As his influence waxes, creative tensions mount, and the band’s entire raison d’être is called into question.
Michael Fassbender stars as the eponymous giant fake head-wearing Frank, with Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Scoot McNairy completing one of the most promising quartets in recent memory.
Abrahamson, the award-winning director behind 2012’s What Richard Did, directs from a script co-written by Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and author Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats), who makes his feature debut as a screenwriter.
Frank will be released in the UK and Ireland on 2nd May, and if this first clip is anything to go by, it shouldn’t be long before it finds a home with a US distributor.