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The Whale
Brendan Fraser in The Whale by Darren Aronofsky (A24)

Mill Valley Film Festival will honor actor Brendan Fraser with the MVFF Award for Acting at the West Coast Premiere of his latest film The Whale directed by Darren Aronofsky, at the upcoming 45th edition of the festival.

Seamlessly transitioning from smart, independent films to action-packed blockbusters, Brendan Fraser continues to garner widespread critical acclaim for his versatile, inspired performances and a keen eye for selecting thought-provoking material. With several exciting projects on the horizon, 2022 promises to be a big year for Fraser. Upcoming this year for Brendan includes starring as the lead in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale and in Legendary Pictures’ Brothers alongside Glenn Close, Josh Brolin, and Peter Dinklage. He’s also a supporting role in Martin Scorsese’s new Epic Western,vKillers Of The Flower Moon. Fraser has been in a string of some of the most successful independent films of the past decade, including Lionsgate’s Academy-award-winning Best Picture Crash, directed by Paul Haggis; Phillip Noyce’s The Quiet American, based on Graham Greene’s 1955 thriller of the same name; and Bill Condon’s Gods and Monsters, opposite Sir Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave.

Based on Samuel D. Hunter’s acclaimed stage play, The Whale follows a reclusive English teacher suffering from a severe psychological food disorder as he attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

The Whale is scheduled to open in the US theatrically on December 9, 2022.

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