Brendan Fraser’s buzzy portrayal of a reclusive, overweight instructor involves life within the first trailer for “The Whale,” which premiered on Tuesday.
The new A24 drama, based mostly on the Drama Desk Award-winning stageplay from Samuel D. Hunter, stars Fraser as Charlie, who’s attempting to reconnect together with his estranged teenage daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink of “Stranger Things” fame).
The sluggish and brooding teaser clip begins with pictures of a lived-in condo, earlier than Fraser’s character is seen looking the kitchen window at a hen who alighted there.
“Do you ever get the feeling that people are incapable of not caring?” he asks in voice over, as pictures of costar Hong Chau (“Downsizing”) and Sink are seen.
“People are amazing,” Charlie then says, whereas sporting an oxygen tube below his nostril.
Fraser, whose movie credit have thinned in recent times after he loved motion star-status within the early aughts due to the “Mummy” franchise, acquired a protracted standing ovation for his flip in “The Whale” on the Venice Movie Pageant in September.
Video shared on social media of the six-minute ovation confirmed the actor trying teary-eyed because the viewers applauded.
As reported by Selection, Fraser donned a prosthetic swimsuit to play Charlie. He advised reporters on the Venice competition that the efficiency, already touted as Oscar-worthy, required him to “learn how to move in a new way.”
“I developed muscles I did not know I had,” Fraser stated on the time.
“The Whale,” directed by Darren Aronofsky, hits theaters on December 9.