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.

<strong><em>Frank</em></strong> Photo with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Fassbender as <strong><em>Frank</em></strong> Sidebottom

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.

Production began earlier this week in New Mexico.