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Watch: Michael Fassbender Sings While Wearing a Giant Mask in 'Frank' Trailer

Indiewire By Max O'Connell | Indiewire March 6, 2014 at 2:27PM

One of the most talked about films at Sundance 2014, Lenny Abrahamson's bizarre dark comedy "Frank" has released its first trailer, and it's appropriately irreverent and delightful.
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One of the most talked about films at Sundance 2014, Lenny Abrahamson's bizarre dark comedy "Frank" has released its first trailer, and it's appropriately irreverent and delightful.

The story of a frustrated songwriter (Domhnall Gleeson) brought into a noise rock group with a singer, Frank (Michael Fassbender), who wears a giant paper mache mask on his head at all times. Beneath the characters' oddball behavior, however, lies genuine pain.

The trailer shows a few of the film's highlights: Frank's attempts to minimize the awkwardness by describing his facial expressions, and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Frank's aggressive, theremin-playing sidekick, who's clearly losing patience with the whole giant mask thing ("Stop saying your facial expressions out loud, it's extremely annoying").

Magnolia Pictures hasn't announced a U.S. release date for the film yet, but it will play at SXSW Film Festival, so cross your fingers for an announcement soon. Until then, here's a taste.


This article is related to: Frank, Trailers, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, Lenny Abrahamson