Darren Aronofsky Sets Next Film ‘The Whale’ At A24 With Brendan Fraser Set To Star – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: A24 and Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Footage are teaming up for the primary time on the upcoming movie The Whale with Brendan Fraser set to star and Aronofsky on board to direct.

A24 can have worldwide rights. MacArthur profitable playwright, Samuel D. Hunter (Larger Clements) will adapt the movie based mostly on his critically- acclaimed 2012 play of the identical title.  The manufacturing was praised by the New York Times and received the Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Excellent Play, GLAAD Media Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Finest Play.

“Adapting my play right into a screenplay has been an actual labor of affection for me,” stated Hunter. “This story is deeply private and I’m very grateful it’ll have the possibility to achieve a wider viewers. I’ve been a fan of Darren’s ever since I noticed Requiem for a Dream once I was a school freshman writing my first performs, and I’m so grateful that he’s bringing his singular expertise and imaginative and prescient to this movie.”

The movie marks Aronofsky’s first movie since his Paramount thriller Mom starring Jennifer Lawerence. Fraser was most just lately seen within the FX restricted sequence Belief.

Aronofsky is repped by CAA and Fraser is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Leisure.

 

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