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January 24, 2014 7:32 PM
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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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