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The trailer for Brendan Fraser’s highly-acclaimed gay drama film The Whale is here, guys.

Already, there are talks going around online about how Oscar experts and critics alike have considered Fraser as Best Actor frontrunner since the movie’s screening at the Venice International Film Festival last September where he received a six-minute standing ovation for his performance. The film was met with a rousing reception during its screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival and the London Film Festival as well.

The Whale follows the story of a gay middle-aged English teacher named Charlie (Fraser), who is affected by obesity. Charlie weighs 600 lbs. (270 kg). He has a 17-year-old daughter named Ellie (played by “Stranger Things” actress Sadie Sink) with whom he is trying to reconnect with. Father and daughter had grown apart because Charlie left his family for a man, who later died. Charlie then “went on to binge eat out of pain and guilt which resulted in his current appearance.” Read more here.

The film also stars Hong Chau as Liz, Charlie’s nurse and best friend; Ty Simpkins as Thomas, a religious missionary; Samantha Morton as Mary, Charlie’s ex-wife; and Sathya Sridharan as Dan, a pizza delivery worker.

Brendan Fraser is one of my favorite actors. I thought he is a great actor not to mention some of his movies were funny and I love a great comedy film. Here are some of my favorite movies of his: Encino Man (1992), With Honors (1994), George of the Jungle (1997), Gods and Monsters (1998), Blast from the Past (1999), The Mummy series, Bedazzled (2000), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Inkheart (2008).

The Whale, which is directed by Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Pi, Black Swan), will be released theatrically on December 9, 2022. It is based on Samuel D. Hunter’s 2012 play of the same name. Hunter also wrote the screenplay for the film. Watch the trailer below:

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