Brendan Fraser, best known for his work on The Mummy movies, is returning to the big screen in The Whale, directed by Darren Aronofsky. Brendan plays a crippled guy who weighs 600 pounds in the movie, which was just shown at the Venice Film Festival (over 270 kg). Videos from the Venice screening reveal the picture earned a standing ovation for a very long time, which brought the actor to tears.
In the movie The Whale, a middle-aged man named Charlie wants to get in touch with his daughter, who is 17 years old.
Official synopsis of the movie
The movie’s official synopsis states, “the two grew apart after Charlie abandoned his family for his gay lover, who later died. Charlie then went on to binge eat out of pain and guilt.” The film was screened at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Sunday, September 4.
Videos from the screening that viewers shared Brendan notices the enthusiastic cheers from the audience and becomes a little emotional. He tries to get up from his seat twice to leave, but the applause keeps going. He sobs and clings to filmmaker Darren Aronofsky as he breaks down at one point.
Brendan Fraser was admired by Dwayne Johnson
Brendan was admired by Dwayne Johnson, who launched his film career with Brendan’s movie, The Mummy Returns. Dwayne tweeted, “Man this makes me so happy to see this beautiful ovation for Brendan. He supported me coming into his Mummy Returns franchise for my first ever role, which kicked off my Hollywood career. Rooting for all your success brother and congrats to my bud Darren Aronofsky.”
Ty Simpkins, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, and others also appear in The Whale. On December 9, it will debut in US theatres. There is no set release date for India yet.
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