The Whale is a highly anticipated film that is set to make its official world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 4 and will then hit theaters on December 9, 2022. The film is backed by A24 and is considered a strong contender during awards season. It has already attracted significant rumors, which may point to a potential Oscar nomination for Brendan Fraser.
The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky and is based on a 2012 play by Samuel D. Hunter. This film is attracting a lot of media attention because of the actors who play the lead roles. The film’s cast includes Brendan Fraser, who is up for an Oscar, and Sadie Sink, who was previously cast in the popular TV show Stranger Things. It will be released in U.S. theaters on December 9, 2022, but it is not yet available for streaming.
Although the film has a very different storyline than his previous films, Darren Aronofsky has already cited similarities between the two films. “Mother!” and “The Fountainhead” both share a single setting, a female lead, and a gay character. The film also stars Samantha Morton and Hong Chau. Ty Simpkins also appears in the film.
The film follows a young killer whale named Luna who becomes separated from his family on Vancouver Island. After the separation, Luna becomes friends with a group of humans and seeks human contact. She is rambunctious and unpredictable, and her interactions with humans lead to conflict and laughter. In addition to causing conflict, the film also portrays the lives of two communities: fat and LGBTQIA+.
The film is currently screening at the Venice International Film Festival. Other films showing at the festival include Noah Baumbach’s The White Noise and Cate Blanchett’s TAR. Those films screened at the festival were greeted with a mixed reception, but The Whale received a six-minute standing ovation. In addition to the film’s strong cast, it also has positive reviews.