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Casting Watch: Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Scoot McNairy in 'Frank'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 28, 2012 at 2:19PM

Maggie Gyllenhaal is onboard to star with Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson in "Frank," a comedy about an aspiring musician (Gleeson) who joins an outlandish rock band toplined by Fassbender.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal is onboard to star with Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson in "Frank," a comedy about an aspiring musician (Gleeson) who joins an outlandish rock band toplined by Fassbender.

Lenny Abrahamson ("What Frank Did") will direct, from a script by Jon Ronson ("The Men Who Stare at Goats") and Peter Straughan (who received an Oscar nomination for adapting 2011's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy").

Scoot McNairy, who's had a break-out year with supporting roles in both Ben Affleck's "Argo" and Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," is also on board.

Gleeson was most recently seen in Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," in which he plays hopelessly romantic, lower-class Levin.

Fassbender is attached to various projects, the most prominent of which include Terrence Malick's upcoming untitled film about the Austin music scene, Lynne Ramsay's "Jane Got a Gun" with Natalie Portman, and franchise tentpoles "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Assassin's Creed" and a "Prometheus" sequel. Gyllenhaal's 2012 films include "Hysteria" and "Won't Back Down." She'll be seen next in Roland Emerich's "White House Down," alongside Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.

This article is related to: News, CASTING WATCH, News, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, Peter Straughan, Scoot McNairy


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.