Darren Aronofsky is certainly one of a kind. From the very beginning of his career, Aronofsky has created films that have taken the medium to new horizons. His sheer intellect and knowledge of filmmaking techniques can clearly be seen in every film that he takes on. Aronofsky studied filmmaking at Harvard University and made his feature film debut with the psychological horror film, Pi. Critics and audiences alike knew that there was something special in Aronofsky and since then, the director has been making thought-provoking films that entertain and sometimes shock its viewers.
When word got out that Aronofsky would be adapting Samuel D. Hunter’s acclaimed play, The Whale, fans were ecstatic. Much of the anticipation surely comes from the casting of Brendan Fraser in the lead role. Fraser, who has had many ups and downs in his career, seems to be making an epic and well-deserved comeback. His talent and charisma have been constantly overlooked and underappreciated. Love for the actor has been sweeping across social media and he has some very exciting projects in the works including playing the main villain in the upcoming Batgirl film. Although there has yet to be a trailer released for The Whale, there are a lot of exciting facts to talk about. Here is everything we know so far about the much-anticipated film.
4 Plot Of The Whale
Playwright Samuel D. Hunter will be adapting The Whale into the screenplay. When the play debuted Off-Broadway in 2012, it received high praise from critics and won the Drama Desk Award as well as the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play. The story follows a 600-pound reclusive English teacher, Charlie (Brendan Fraser), who has decided to eat himself to death. Charlie’s pain and misery come from the abandonment and death of his gay lover, which leads to his chronic binge eating. At the same time, the story follows Charlie as he tries to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter for one last chance at redemption.
It’s certain to say that The Whale will explore dramatic themes of self-infliction, family, and grief. The film will be produced by the beloved production company A24. The collaboration between Aronofsky and A24 is certainly something to be excited about and will undoubtedly give us a fantastic and thought-provoking film.