Movies, Showbiz

Fassbender and Gleeson confirmed to star in “Frank” | Jamie Tuohy

Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson are set to star in Lenny Abrahamson’s comedy movie Frank.

Frank is about a wannabe musician (Gleeson) who discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when joining an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Fassbender).

The movie will be co-financed by Film4 and the Irish Film Board and will be sold to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which begins in two days’ time (September 4).

Producer Ed Guiney of Element Pictures says, “Frank is a wonderfully funny script which brings together Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Lenny Abrahamson – three of the most exciting Irish talents working in cinema today.”

Fassbender has become one of Ireland’s most successful movie actors, dominating Hollywood with performances in movies such as Prometheus and Shame and Gleeson is well on his way to becoming a big screen star, with a plethora of big-role titles under his belt, including the recently released Shadow Dancer and the forthcoming big screen adaptation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.

Watch this space!


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