Maggie Gyllenhaal to Sing with Fassbender in Rock Comedy 'Frank'
While Michael Fassbender has taken on a good mix of serious projects and blockbusters since his ascent to the A-list, we're very curious about Frank, his upcoming attempt to step into more comedic territory. We don't know much about the film so far aside from the fact that it stars Domhall Gleeson (Bill Weasley from the Harry Potter series) as a young musician who joins a band full of crazy performers, with Fassbender as the wild title character who is the frontman of the group. Now Variety has a bit more info as they're reporting The Dark Knight star Maggie Gyllenhaal has just signed on as Frank's sidekick. More below!
Gyllenhaal, like Fassbender, tends to stick with more dramatic material, so it should be a lot of fun to see these two shake off the prestige and have some real fun. We'll also be keeping our eye on how director Lenny Abrahamson handles the music in the movie, since we're wondering if capturing the sound live on set (as Tom Hooper did in Les Miserables) will become more of a prevalent thing in Hollywood now. The script from Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan is autobiographical in a way, since Gleeson's character plays a younger version of Ronson in the story, and with a cast like this - along with rising star Scoot McNairy - Frank could end up being a nice surprise when it's ultimately released. Filming starts this month, so we'll be on the lookout for more updates soon.