Darren Aronofsky is working with A24 on his next film The whale, an adaptation of the Samuel D. Hunter play of the same name, starring Brendan Fraser. As a director, Aronofsky’s last major project was in 2019 with the release of Mother!, one of the most bizarre films to be released in recent years. His new film with A24 will be produced by American Empirical Pictures, with Jeremy Dawson overseeing the project.
“Adapting my play to a script was a real love affair for me,” said Hunter. “This story is deeply personal and I’m very grateful that it has the chance to reach a wider audience. I’ve been a fan of Darren since I’ve seen it Requiem for a dream When I was a college freshman writing my first few plays, I am so grateful that he brings his unique talent and vision to this film. “
in the The whale, the story follows “a 600-pound hermit who hides from the world and slowly eats himself to death, [who] one last chance for salvation is given. “We can accept Brendan Fraser will play this character. With a concept that is as disturbing as it is convincing, The whale agrees perfectly with the kind of stories we expect from Aronofsky at this point. The original play was also critically acclaimed and won the 2013 Drama Desk Award and the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play.
After working as a director for the ’90s iteration of Supermarket sweepAronofsky directed his first feature film pi 1998. He achieved greater success with his next film, Requiem for a dreamwith Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Ellen Burstyn and Marlon Wayans. The film examined a handful of characters and the different ways drug addiction has affected their physical and emotional state. Burstyn was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.
In 2008, Darren Aronofsky was back in the Oscars conversation with his drama The wrestler Publication with great critical acclaim. With Mickey Rourke in the lead role, the film follows an aging pro-wrestler who continues to compete in the ring despite his health and personal problems. Rourke would be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role with co-star Marisa Tomei for Best Supporting Actress.
Aronofsky’s other films are 2010s Black Swanwith Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis; the biblical drama Noah with a cast of Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins; the romantic science fiction drama The fountain with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz; and the controversial 2017 film Mother!with Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer.
A24 has also fought for prestigious Oscar wins. In 2016, Brie Larson won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the studio’s film room. In the following year, the company took the best picture victory as Moonlight got the Oscar. In 2019 the A24 film The lighthouse was also released with great success and was named Best Camera at the Academy Awards. Last years Minari is expected to attract attention at the Oscars again this year.
The reported plan for The whale The film is slated to be shot in April, with the potential to be released in 2022. In the meantime, Aronofsky has worked as a producer, which includes executive production on the National Geographic series Limitless for Disney +. The series, hosted by Chris Hemsworth, examines mortality by discussing the various ways socialmediagossips can live better longer. This message comes to us from Deadline.
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