‘The Whale’ Trailer: Brendan Fraser Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before in Darren Aronofsky’s Awards Contender


A24 has released a teaser trailer for The Whale, the buzzed-about Brendan Fraser-starring drama from filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream).

Fraser has been receiving wide acclaim for his performance (including a number of emotional standing ovations during the film’s festival run) in The Whale, playing a reclusive, obese English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Playing his daughter is Stranger Things star Sadie Sink.

“Do you ever get the feeling people are incapable of caring?” Fraser’s character, Charlie, asks in the teaser. “People are amazing.”

Aronofsky directed the film from a screenplay by Samuel D. Hunter (Baskets), who adapted his own 2012 play of the same name.

The Whale, also starring Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, and Ty Simpkins, will open in the U.S. on December 9th. No Australian release date has been announced as yet.