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Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson & Scoot McNairy In 'Frank'

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 28, 2012 2:12 PM
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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Well, you can put this on our list of movies we'll be keeping an eye out in 2013. A comedic rock biopic starring Michael Fassbender and two of this year's scene stealers Domnhall Gleeson ("Anna Karenina") and Scoot McNairy ("Killing Them Softly," "Argo")? Yeah, sign us up. And it looks like one more solid name is joining "Frank" as cameras are set to begin rolling soon.

Maggie Gyllenhaal has boarded the film that find her getting a little bit rock 'n' roll. The Brit List script, penned by Peter Straughan and journalist Jon Ronson ("The Men Who Stare At Goats"), is loosely based around the life of Chris Sievey, an English musician and comedian who formed the band The Freshies and later performed as the character Frank Sidebottom. No word yet on who will be playing what, but we're mostly excited to see Fassbender exercise some comedic muscles, and like we said, the supporting cast is ace.

Lenny Abrahamson ("What Richard Did") will direct, and lensing is slated to take place in early 2013 in New Mexico. [Albuquerque Business via The Film Stage]

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  • Genadijus | December 28, 2012 3:35 PMReply

    I heard rumours that "Twelve years of Slave" by S. McQueen can be premiered in Cannes or even Berlin. Michael again on top of the acting next year.

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