Darren Aronofsky is decided to train “The Whale” at A24 with Brendan Fraser attached to very big name, in accordance with a list in Cut again-off date. A24 secured worldwide rights to the film.
MacArthur-profitable playwright Samuel D. Hunter will write the screenplay primarily primarily primarily based on his 2012 play of the same name.
“The Whale” centers on a housebound 500-pound man with congestive coronary heart failure who’s looking out out for to tie up loose ends in his existence, including with his ex-well-known other and estranged daughter.
“Adapting my play correct into a screenplay has been a exact labor of like for me,” Hunter said in an announcement. “This story is deeply personal and I’m very grateful it’ll possess the prospect to reach a noteworthy wider viewers. I’ve been partial to Darren’s ever since I saw ‘Requiem for a Dream’ after I develop into as soon as a university freshman writing my first performs, and I’m so grateful that he’s bringing his singular expertise and vision to this film.”
“The Whale” marks Aronofsky’s first film since directing Jennifer Lawrence in 2017’s “Mother” for Paramount.
Fraser develop into as soon as most nowadays considered in “Belief,” the FX cramped series.
Aronofsky is repped by CAA and Fraser is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Leisure
Cut again-off date first reported the news.
A24 did now not answer to TheWrap’s query for comment.