Frank

(2014)

Frank is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank and his terrifying sidekick, Clara. Frank’s uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating…and because he wears a giant fake head. After a rocky start, Jon ingratiates himself with the band members, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. As his influence waxes, creative tensions mount, and the band’s entire raison d'être is called into question.

‘Frank’ TV Spot Starring Michael Fassbender | EXCLUSIVE

‘Frank’ TV Spot Starring Michael Fassbender | EXCLUSIVE

The peculiar life of musician Frank Sidebottom comes to life on the big screen this weekend with the new indie comedy Frank. To help get fans ready for this unique experience, we have an exclusive TV spot which shows some of the nation's critics offering big praise for director Lenny Abrahamson's adaptation of Jon Ronson's book.

Although you can hardly tell from the footage, Michael Fassbender stars as the title character, an eccentric music genius whose identity is concealed by a massive paper mache head that he wears at all times. Domhnall Gleeson, who also stars in next year's highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, plays a young musician who joins Frank's band. Take a look at the new footage before Frank opens in limited release August 15.

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Michael Fassbender Is a Music Guru in Second ‘Frank’ Trailer

Michael Fassbender Is a Music Guru in Second ‘Frank’ Trailer

Following the first trailer that debuted in March, Magnolia Pictures has released the second trailer and two new posters for the upcoming comedy Frank. Based on the life of musician Frank Sidebottom (a.k.a. Chris Sievey), and the biography written by Jon Ronson, Frank explores the life of the enigmatic title character (Michael Fassbender), who never takes off his mask, and the young musician (Domhnall Gleeson) who joins the band. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy co-star in director Lenny Abrahamson's comedy, arriving in theaters August 15.

Frank is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank and his terrifying sidekick, Clara. Frank's uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating...and because he wears a giant fake head. After a rocky start, Jon ingratiates himself with the band members, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. As his influence waxes, creative tensions mount, and the band's entire raison d'être is called into question.

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‘Frank’ Trailer Starring Michael Fassbender

‘Frank’ Trailer Starring Michael Fassbender

The legendary career of musician Frank Sidebottom (a.k.a. comedian Chris Sievey) is put on display in the first trailer for Frank. Although you can't tell just from watching the footage, Michael Fassbender stars as Frank Sidebottom, who became notorious for always wearing a paper mache head, years before Daft Punk gained notoriety for never revealing their faces. This dark comedy is loosely based on the memoirs written by Jon Ronson (Domhnall Gleeson), who joins Frank's eclectic band. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy co-star in director Lenny Abrahamson's bizarre comedy, which doesn't have a domestic release date set at this time, but will debut in U.K. theaters May 9.

Frank was released August 15th, 2014.

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‘Frank’ Photo Reveals Michael Fassbender as Musician Frank Sidebottom

‘Frank’ Photo Reveals Michael Fassbender as Musician Frank Sidebottom

After starring in a movie like Shame, where we saw all of Michael Fassbender, literally, the actor is pulling a 180 with the indie drama Frank. The first photo has been released, featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson flanking Michael Fassbender's title character, Frank Sidebottom. Domhnall Gleeson plays a young musician who joins a bizarre pop band lead by Frank, with Maggie Gyllenhaal playing another band member. Check out this strange photo, then read on for more information.

Lenny Abrahamson is directing this oddball drama, based on the Frank Sidebottom (a.k.a. Chris Sievy) character, who starred in the short-lived British TV series Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Shed Show. The character is also based on musicians Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band.

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