Ever since Brendan Fraser received a six-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, the buzz around his comeback vehicle has been at an all-time high, so much so that people have been eagerly waiting for The Whale’s trailer to release. Reviews from the initial screenings of the film have also been promising, with many critics anointing Fraser as the frontrunner for the Oscar for Best Actor. Celebrities have also been rooting for Fraser’s comeback, including his The Mummy Returns co-star Dwayne Johnson.

Fans who have been waiting with bated breath for any glimpse of Fraser’s comeback vehicle would be pleased to know that A24 has finally released the first trailer of The Whale.

What is The Whale’s trailer about?

Directed by Darren Aronofsky, The Whale tells the story of Charlie (played by Fraser), a 600-pound English teacher who starts binge eating to cope with the loss of his boyfriend’s death. Abandoned and grief-struck, he tries to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter and rebuild their relationship for some redemption.

The film also stars Sadie Sink as Ellie, Charlie’s 17-year-old daughter who he had left for his partner, and Hong Chau as Liz, Charlie’s best friend.

When can you watch The Whale?

Given the goodwill it has generated due to Fraser’s presence, as well as the positive critical reception it has received after its initial screenings at film festivals, The Whale is one of the most anticipated films of the year. It’s set to release on December 9th in the United States and in India in 2023.

Watch the trailer below:

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Aayaan Upadhyaya

Senior Editor - Growth, Augustman
Aayaan Upadhyaya enjoys writing about pop culture, wellness, and lifestyle. In his spare time, you can find him listening to true crime podcasts, playing RPG video games, or reading an engrossing novel. A graduate of journalism and mass communication, he is a senior editor who has previously worked with Times Internet.