Brendan Fraser’s buzzy portrayal of a reclusive, obese teacher arrives to lifestyle in the first trailer for “The Whale,” which premiered on Tuesday.
The new A24 drama, dependent on the Drama Desk Award-successful stageplay from Samuel D. Hunter, stars Fraser as Charlie, who is making an attempt to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink of “Stranger Things” fame).
The gradual and brooding teaser clip starts off with photographs of a lived-in condominium, ahead of Fraser’s character is found wanting out the kitchen window at a chicken who slighted there.
“Do you ever get the experience that individuals are incapable of not caring?” he asks in voice about, as pictures of costar Hong Chau (“Downsizing”) and Sink are witnessed.
“People are incredible,” Charlie then says, while carrying an oxygen tube below his nose.
Fraser, whose film credits have thinned in new a long time just after he relished action star-standing in the early aughts many thanks to the “Mummy” franchise, received a prolonged standing ovation for his turn in “The Whale” at the Venice Movie Festival in September.
Online video shared on social media of the 6-moment ovation showed the actor looking teary-eyed as the audience applauded.
As reported by Variety, Fraser donned a prosthetic match to engage in Charlie. He explained to reporters at the Venice festival that the effectiveness, now touted as Oscar-worthy, expected him to “learn how to move in a new way.”
“I developed muscle tissue I did not know I had,” Fraser stated at the time.
“The Whale,” directed by Darren Aronofsky, hits theaters on December 9.