There comes an age in the life of the actors in which they have to put aside the characters of gallants and sexy protagonists to give life to other types of slightly more mature roles and they even have to adapt to the physical appearance of the people who are going to play. interpret.
An example of this case is the actor Brendan Fraser, whose image of the gallant that he showed off in the tapes as George of the Jungle Y The Mummy He was left behind, since after the recent presentation of films that will compete at the Venice Festival, he was surprised to show off 200 extra kilos to give life to a new character.
On July 26, the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival announced the films that will compete to win the Golden Lion, as well as those that will have their world premiere at the event. Among those that drew the most attention were the participation of Bardthe new film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and the surprising change in the physique of Brendan Fraser, who will be the protagonist of The Whale.
In the film that will be directed by Darren Aronofsky, (recognized for his work in the black swan2010), the American actor, known for his role in To the devil with the devilwill play a morbidly obese middle-aged man who will do everything possible to restore his relationship with his 17-year-old daughter, who will be played by actress Sadie Sink.
On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound inmate hides out in his apartment eating himself to bursting. Desperate to reconnect with her daughter, from whom he has been estranged for a long time, he contacts her only to discover a wildly happy, sharp-tongued teenager.
The actor abandoned his life in front of the spotlight between 2014 and 2019, since the few roles he played at that time did not have the expected success and after his divorce, he went bankrupt. That is why he accepted the challenge of drastically changing his physical appearance, since this character will be his return to the big screen.
The Whale is based on the play by Samuel D. Hunter, which will have as part of its cast Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, Ty Simpkins, Sathya Sridharan and the debut of Huck Milner and Ryan Heinke. For his part, Matthew Libatique will be in charge of being the director of photography.
Scheduled for its theatrical release in 2023, The Whale will be presented at the Venice Film Festival, which will take place from August 31 to September 10, 2022.