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Michael Fassbender is truly unrecognisable in his latest role as Frank, a papier-mache-headed singer. Keyboardist Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) soon joins Frank’s band and finds himself on a strange adventure of music and comedy. Based on the character of Frank Sidebottom, the cult comedic personality created by Chris Sievey, the film is said to be based on Sievey’s life but also has a fictional element to it. It’s already received some glowing reviews from the festival circuit and as these stills seem to suggest, it’s going to be a fun and celebratory mix of music and comedy.
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- Luke Ryan Baldock
Weird indie band experiments? Safe words? Michael Fassbender in a large papier-mâché head? It can only be Frank, and the frankly barmy first clip is online courtesy of The Playlist. With Fassbender choosing to obscure his mug in a Frank Sidebottom-alike head, the story, from The Men Who Stare At Goats’ Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, finds Domhnall Gleeson playing Jon, who joins a band led by the eccentric Frank. Loosely based on comedian and musician Chris Sievey (with influences from Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart), Frank tells the story of a group who want to make some truly new music, and go about it in very strange ways.The film comes from Lenny Abrahamson, who last brought us What Richard Did, and promises to deliver much more madness than even the rest of the indie fare as it hits the Sundance Film Festival. With Scott McNairy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, »
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