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Brendan Fraser to Star in 'The Whale,' Darren Aronofsky's New Movie About a 600-Pound Reclusive Man

Brendan Fraser will be starring in a new movie titled The Whale, which will be directed by Darren Aronofsky.

The movie is based on a play of the same name, written by playwright Samuel D. Hunter. he will also adapt the play for the film.

The Whale takes place on the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho and follows “a six-hundred-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen.”

Fans on Twitter are so excited about the project and the potential for Brendan to make an award-winning comeback. He’s now a trending topic!

Hunter told Deadline, “Adapting my play into a screenplay has been a real labor of love for me. This story is deeply personal and I’m very thankful it will have the chance to reach a wider audience. I’ve been a fan of Darren’s ever since I saw Requiem for a Dream when I was a college freshman writing my first plays, and I’m so grateful that he’s bringing his singular talent and vision to this film.”

See which star got a big surprise from Brendan during one of his most recent TV appearances.

Darren Aronofsky Says the Studio Killed His Idea to Cast Joaquin Phoenix in Batman Movie

Joaquin Phoenix won plenty of acclaim for his performance in Joker as the titular villain – but he was originally approached to play the opposite superhero role: Batman!

Director Darren Aronofsky made the revelation in a new interview with Empire.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Joaquin Phoenix

He spoke about his failed comic book movie, Batman: Year One, and revealed he wanted Joaquin to play the title character.

“The studio wanted Freddie Prinze Jr and I wanted Joaquin Phoenix. I remember thinking, ‘Uh oh, we’re making two different films here.’ That’s a true story. It was a different time. The Batman I wrote was definitely a way different type of take than they ended up making,” he said.

He said he was envisioning the movie to be like ’70s crime films like Death Wish and Taxi Driver.

“The Batman that was out before me was Batman & Robin, the famous one with the nipples on the Batsuit, so I was really trying to undermine that, and reinvent it. That’s where my head went.”

Joaquin recently opened up about the scary moment that led to him checking into rehab years ago.

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Florence Welch Dazzles in Silver for 'American Utopia' Opening Night of Broadway

Florence Welch strikes a pose as she arrives at opening night of American Utopia on Sunday (October 20) at the Hudson Theater in New York City.

The 33-year-old singer looked so chic in a silver, silk dress as she stepped out for opening night of the new Broadway show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Florence Welch

Other stars at the event included Anna Wintour with daughter Bee Shaffer and her husband Francesco Carrozzini, Hedwig and the Angry Inch star John Cameron Mitchell, Kinky Boots star Lena Hall, mother! director Darren Aronofsky, and musician Elvis Costello.

15+ pictures inside of the stars stepping out for the show…More Here! »

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Tilda Swinton Help the Film Society of Lincoln Center Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

Jake Gyllenhaal looks so handsome while all suited up on the red carpet at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala on Monday (April 29) at Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

Also in attendance at the event were Tilda Swinton as well as Jake‘s Wildlife filmmakers Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan.

Some directors who were in attendance included Dee Rees with partner Sarah M. Broom, John Waters, Darren Aronofsky, and Michael Moore.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center just rebranded to become just “Film at Lincoln Center.”

FYI: Jake is wearing Burberry.

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'Roma' Cast Get Support from Darren Aronofsky, Mike Myers & More at NYC Screenings!

Gabriela Rodriguez and Marina de Tavira happily strike a pose together at MoMA’s Contenders screening of their critically acclaimed film Roma held at the MoMA Titus One on Wednesday (November 28) in New York City.

That same day, the producer and the 44-year-old actress attended their New York Tastemakers screening of Roma at Crosby Street Hotel and got support from director Darren Aronofsky, Mike Myers and his wife Kelly Tisdale, and Oscar winner Benj Pasek.

The film was directed by Alfonso Cuaron and it’s getting a ton of awards buzz. While it won’t be released on Netflix until December 14, the film was released in limited theaters this past weekend.

The movie played in only three theaters in New York and Los Angeles and while Netflix isn’t reporting grosses for the screenings, sources tell THR that nearly all showings were sold out. The film grossed around $90,000 to $120,000 over opening weekend.

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Chloe Moretz, Drew Barrymore & More Help Tribute Martin Scorsese at MoMA Film Benefit!

Drew Barrymore, Chloe Moretz and Chloe Sevigny strike a pose on the carpet while attending The Museum Of Modern Art Film Benefit Presented By CHANEL: A Tribute To Martin Scorsese on Monday (November 19) in New York City.

The three ladies were joined at the event by Patricia Clarkson, Sutton Foster and her husband Ted Griffin, Darren Aronofsky, Ellen Burstyn, Gary Clark Jr., Jill Kargman, Spike Lee, Natasha Lyonne, Emily Mortimer and her hubby Alessandro Nivola, David O. Russell, John Turturro, Tony Bennett, Derek Blasberg, Rachel Roy, Zac Posen and Cristin Milioti.

The gala featured a tribute to Martin from Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, along with pre-recorded well-wishes from Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett, and Ray Romano.

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Matthew McConaughey & Richie Merritt Buddy Up for 'White Boy Rick' Premiere

Matthew McConaughey joins co-star Richie Merritt on the red carpet at the premiere of their new movie White Boy Rick on Wednesday night (September 12) at the Paris Theater in New York City.

The guys were also joined at the premiere by co-stars Bel Powley, Jonathan Majors, director Yann Demange, and producer Darren Aronofsky. Also stepping out for the premiere was Matt‘s wife Camila Alves.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Matthew McConughey

White Boy Rick follows a teenager who became an undercover informant for the FBI in the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

The film hits theaters on September 14th.

15+ pictures inside of the stars at the premiere…More Here! »

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