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Sundance: Magnolia Goes for Offbeat Comedy ‘Frank’ Starring Michael Fassbender

Sundance: Magnolia Goes for Offbeat Comedy 'Frank' Starring Michael Fassbender

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to “Frank,” Lenny Abrahamson’s offbeat comedy that stars Michael Fassbender as a musician who wears a giant fake head at all times. Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gylenhaal and Scoot McNairy co-star. The company plans to release it this summer.

“All of us
at Magnolia were completely taken with ‘Frank,'” said Magnolia President
Eamonn Bowles. “It reaffirms the considerable talents of Lenny
Abrahamson, who has delivered a beautiful, poignant
and hilarious film that speaks on many levels about being an artist.
That Michael Fassbender can be so affecting while encased in a
papier-mâché head proves that he is one of the greatest actors working
today.”

Speaking
from Park City, Abrahamson said: “I’m delighted that ‘Frank’ has
found a home in the US with Magnolia. Eamonn Bowles was an early fan of
my first film, ‘Adam
& Paul,’ and I know that the team there has a genuine passion
for ‘Frank.'”

Go here for Indiewire’s review.

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