Michael Fassbender Runs Around In A Giant Head In First 'Frank' Trailer
It must be interesting to reach a level of fame wherein, as an actor widely renowned not just for your talent in your craft but for the perceived attractiveness of your face, you can rather securely decide to spend the bulk of a film basically dressed as a giant human bobblehead, giant mask and all. I'm not saying it's impossible to get acting accolades when you're wearing a giant sphere over your face — Scarlett Johansson did it for Her and we didn't see any part of her — but it must be a little more difficult, right? Michael Fassbender's first trailer for Frank, show's he's rising to the challenge.
Frank, which premiered at Sundance, also stars About Time's (and Harry Potter's) Domhnall Gleeson, as well as Maggie Gyllenhaal. Here's the description:
Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).Written by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare At Goats), FRANK is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.
And there you have it.
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