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New Trailer for ‘The Whale’ Gives A Better Look at Brendan Fraser’s Awards-Worthy Performance

The new trailer for Darren Aronofsky‘s The Whale has released. Written by Samuel D. Hunter, who bases it off his play of the same name, the movie stars Brendan Fraser, Hong Chau, Sadie Sink, Samantha Morton, and Ty Simpkins.

Its plot synopsis reads, “A reclusive English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.”

The film is already playing in select theatres, and was initially slated to have a wide release on December 23. However, due to the movie’s strong box office performance, and recent major nominations for Brendan Fraser at the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards, the film’s wide release has been moved to December 21.

Our editor-in-chief Joey Magidson had the chance to see the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, and stated that “Brendan Fraser deserves to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, full stop. With all that makeup and prosthetics on, it would be easy for him to be lost inside of it all, but somehow, that’s never once the cast. You feel every movement, be it a lean or a step. The purity of heart that Fraser gives to Charlie is stirring. You can’t take your eyes off of this performance.” You can read his full review of the film here. He also had a chance to interview Fraser on his performance in the film, which you can view here.

You can view the trailer below and see the movie in select theatres now, before its wide release on December 21:


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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