The Mummy star Brendan Fraser and filmmaker Darren Aronofsky are teaming up for the massive display screen adaptation of author Samuel D Hunter’s play The Whale, a couple of morbidly overweight recluse.
In response to Deadline, Hunter will adapt the movie based mostly on his 2012 play.
“Adapting my play right into a screenplay has been an actual labor of affection for me. This story is deeply private and I’m very grateful it’s going to have the possibility to succeed in a wider viewers. I’ve been a fan of Darren’s ever since I noticed Requiem for a Dream once I was a university 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 playwright stated in a press release.
The Whale revolves round a 600-pound middle-aged man Charlie and his makes an attempt to reconnect together with his 17-year-old daughter. The 2 grew to become estranged after Charlie deserted his household for his homosexual lover, who later died. Charlie then turned to compulsive consuming out of grief.
The play was critically acclaimed when it debuted in 2012, profitable each the Drama Desk Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for excellent play. It additionally acquired Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations.
Aronofsky’s Protozoa Footage may even produce the movie, which can be his first directorial enterprise because the thriller Mom, starring Jennifer Lawrence.