The first trailer for “Frank” was released, be sure to watch it below:
Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).
Written by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare At Goats), FRANK is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.
Domhnall is nominated for the Annual Irish Film & Television Awards 2014 for Best Actor in A Lead Role for his work in “About Time“. Congratulations to Domhnall for his nomination! Fun fact: Domhnall’s father Brendan Gleeson also got nominated for Best Actor In Leading Role for “Calvary” in which Domhnall has a small role. “Calvary” is also nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Supporting Actress (Orla O’Rourke) and Best Original Score.
Domhnall Gleeson – About Time
Domhnall Gleeson was chosen as one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch in 2012. His credits include Sensation, When Harvey Met Bob, Your Bad Self, True Grit and Anna Karenina, and most recently Frank, in which he plays the lead role of Jon, alongside Michael Fassbender.
The IFTA ceremony will take place on April 5. Let’s hope Domhnall is able to attend!
The very first trailer for “Unbroken” aired yesterday during the Olympics. Domhnall appears in the trailer for a glimpse but we are really excited for this movie! Be sure to watch the trailer below, and captures will follow as soon as possible.
Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.
Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac—the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific—Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.”
The film is produced by Jolie, as well as Matthew Baer (City by the Sea), Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Clayton Townsend (This Is 40). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 10-time Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall).
Academy Award® winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra).
Unbroken arrives in theaters on Christmas Day, 2014.
The filming for “Unbroken” wrapped earlier this week in Australia. The movie is directed by Angelina Jolie and the script is written by the Coen brothers. The movie will be released December 25, 2014 in the US and Domhnall co-stars alongside Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney, Jack O’Connell, Alex Russell and many more.
Magnolia Pictures acquired the North American rights to “Frank“. Deadline first reported the news and Magnolia Pictures confimred it later on.
The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired North American rights to FRANK, an offbeat comedy that just had its world premiere to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did, Garage, Adam & Paul), the film was written by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). FRANK stars Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gylenhaal, Scoot McNairy and Michael Fassbender as the titular character, a brilliant and eccentric musician who wears a giant fake head at all times.
FRANK was produced by Ed Guiney, David Barron and Stevie Lee, and executive producers are Tessa Ross, Katherine Butler, Andrew Lowe and Nigel Williams. FRANK is an Element Pictures/Runaway Fridge production for Film4, BFI, Protagonist Pictures and the Irish Film Board.
Gleeson plays Jon, a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick pop band led by the enigmatic Frank (Fassbender)—a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head—and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Gyllenhaal). It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.
MEW is reporting that “Brooklyn” will start filming in April or March of this year. Domhnall is currently set to co-star alongside Saoirse Ronan, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, and Emory Cohen.
BROOKLYN – March/April, 2014 – Ireland & New York, NY and/or Montreal, Canada; STORY: The film is set in 1950s and it isabout Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant who starts a new life in New York has to tend to a tragedy in Ireland that leads her to choose between the two men she loves in both countries. (Posted: December 12, 2013. Revised: January 14, 2014)
The production company also has a more in-depth plot description on their official site, you can read it below/inside this post. The movie is currently in pre-production and Domhnall will play Jim.
All Nora has to look forward to if she stays in 1950s Ireland are slick-haired rugby players, selling cigarettes one at a time at the local shop, and bad weather. So when a kindly priest, Father Flood, sponsors her to go to America, she packs her meagre belongings, says goodbye to her mother and her sister, Rose, and hello to…