Welcome Back: Darren Aronofsky To Direct The Whale for A24, Brendan Fraser Attached To Star

 

It's that time again where we finally have a piece of news that isn't about something getting delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. While everything else is slowly starting to reopen, studios are developing and looking into whatever they can make when things get back to normal again. Yep, these stories will keep happening as the world tries to return to normal. 

This time, we are learning more about Darren Aronofsky's next film. Following the release of his divisive 2017 film mother!, we haven't heard a lot about what Aronofsky's follow up would be. He has been mainly producing shows but cinephiles have been chomping at the bit to see when he will return to the director's chair. And it looks like that return is coming sooner rather than later.
Aronofsky will be writing and directing a film called The Whale for A24. 

The film will be an adaptation of the Samuel D. Hunter play of the same name. In the play the audience follows a 600-hundred-pound recluse, hiding away from the world and slowly eating himself to death, who is given one last chance at redemption. Fraser is set to play the main character in a role that could bring him potential awards season glory and taps into the dark and deeply human themes that keep popping up in Aronofsky's films

The film is set to begin production in April of this year. There is no word yet on when it will release but we can imagine with this team up, A24 will make this an award season darling. 

-LO