Watch: Michael Fassbender Sings as 'Frank' on 'The Colbert Report'
This week, the Sundance selected comedy Frank hits limited theaters. The film follows a young, aspiring musician who joins a ragtag team of oddball musicians, all led by the titular frontman played by Michael Fassbender. However, the leading man wears a big fake head the entire time, adding to the mysterious nature of the band and their unique brand of music. Well, Fassbender took the time to stop by "The Colbert Report" last night to promote the film, and just like any musical guest who stops by the late night program, the actor actually performed on the show as his big screen, big-headed alter ego, and he was joined by band mates Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson too. This is how to promote a movie. Watch!
Here's Michael Fassbender's performance as Frank on "The Colbert Report" from Comedy Central:
And here's Fassbender's interview with Stephen Colbert from last night too:
Watch the trailer for Frank right here, and make sure you see the film when it comes to your theater!
Frank is directed by Lenny Abrahamason (Garage, Adam & Paul, What Richard Did) and written by Jon Ronson (author of The Men Who Stare at Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). The film follows Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender) and his terrifying sidekick, Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Frank’s uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating and because he wears a giant fake head. Could that be enough to make them a hit? Magnolia Pictures picked up the film from Sundance and releases it in limited theaters August 15th.