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This trailer is all kinds of weird, but that's precisely its appeal. And if you think that Coca-Cola Kiss Me song is ridiculous, just wait until the memory of it creeps up on you in the shower, playing on an endless, inescapable loop!
One thing that indie films will always have as an edge over the studio system is the amount of weird that is allowed to go into productions. Without the pressure of a $100 million budget and the need to appeal to every single paying movie-goer on the planet, filmmakers have a bit more creative freedom, and sometimes that results are just plain bizarre.
Irish writer-director Lenny Abrahamson is poised to finally breakthrough in the U.S. thanks to his upcoming comedy Frank. Sure, its title is far from evocative, but that doesn't much matter since the filmmaker behind the Cannes Film Festival fêted drama Garage has scored the ever-mesmerizing Michael Fassbender to play the film's title character.
The story largely focuses on an aspiring rocker (Gleeson) who struggles to keep up with his bandmates when he joins an eccentric rock outfit led by Fassbender’s character, Frank. The site speculates that Gyllenhaal would be a love interest for Fassbender.
The phrase "rock star" is kind of an antiquated way to say someone is cool, actually-- these days rock and roll isn't so much thriving and surviving, and arguably the coolest musicians in the world these days-- Jay-Z, Kanye, et. al.-- are rappers. But still, "rock star" seems like a pretty apt way to describe Michael Fassbender
Lima will be taking the story by Imagine That director Karey Kirkpatrick and making the romantic comedy Frank for Fox 2000. According to Variety, the main character is a geeky teenage med student who uses her science skills to build her own friend when she can't find one