“The Whale” by Darren Aronofsky, which signs the highly anticipated return of Brendan Fraser, is revealed with a first trailer. A short, enigmatic trailer, but with so much cinema and emotion in it that it gives real chills.
The Whalea new great work by Darren Aronofsky?
Presented at the Venice Film Festival 2022, The Whale is the new film by Darren Aronofsky, a filmmaker of the best and the worst and who above all leaves no one indifferent. His best cinema is the one that stirs the most, very deeply, and on this point he has perhaps not found the heights reached with his unforgettable Requiem for a Dreamreleased in 2000. But with The Whalewho signs Brendan Fraser’s return to “big” cinemathe director of black swan and Mother may hold a major new work. In any case, this is the impression he left in Venice during his presentation. The public reserved a long standing ovationwhich moved the actor to tears.
Filmed in a square format, in Charlie’s house and some exteriors, Darren Aronofsky tells how Charlie, a 272 kg man and former English teacher, tries to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter, Ellie. Suffering from depression and uncontrolled overeatingfollowing the death of his lover, Charlie now lives isolated and alone at home, and cannot move. The Whale is a story first written and directed for the theater by Samuel D. Hunter in 2012.
Brendan Fraser, already slaying
As Charlie, Brendan Fraser, once a superstar whose career has since The Mummy, released in 1999, far more lows than highs. In withdrawal for many years following serious personal problems, Brendan Fraser is finally back to demonstrate, in case we have forgotten, what a great actor he is. In this short first trailer, all he needs is a sigh. From a question. With a look. With so little, this man with an almost monstrous form already conveys overwhelming emotion. On a musical theme as epic as it is distressing, this single question:
Have you ever felt how incapable people are of not worrying? The people are great.
We see in this touching trailer some other actors from The Whale. Sadie Sink, who plays Charlie’s daughter Ellie, as well as Hong Chau. This one plays Liz, Charlie’s nurse. The rest of the cast includes Samantha Morton and Ty Simpkins.