Frank - Trailer
Director Lenny AbrahamsonYear 2014Genre(s) Comedies
Frank is an eccentric musician who refuses to be seen without the giant paper mache cartoon head he wears. As he embarks on a pursuit of fame and fortune, he enlists an aspiring artist named Jon to join his band Soronprfbs. Joined by Frank's short-tempered theremin player Clara and his manager Don, the band move to Ireland where they set out to record their debut album. Jon goes about getting the band's videos all over the internet, in a bid to land the most serious gig of their lives: South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. But tension starts to arise as Frank's relentlessly mysterious persona gets increasingly more annoying, and he himself appears to be starting to lose his own head.
'Frank' is a quirky comedy drama based on the comic character Frank Sidebottom formerly portrayed by late comedian and singer of The Freshies Chris Sievey, who gave his blessing for the movie before his death in 2010. The movie has been directed by Lenny Abrahamson ('What Richard Did', 'Garage', 'Adam & Paul') and written by Jon Ronson ('Stanley Kubrick's Boxes', 'Kidneys for Jesus') and Oscar nominee Peter Straughan ('Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', 'The Men Who Stare at Goats'), and is now available to view in UK cinemas.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Tess Harper, Matthew Page, Hayley Derryberry, Travis Hammer, Kevin Wiggins, Carla Azar, Mark Huberman, Francois Civil, Crystal Miller, Alex Knight, Paul Butterworth, Morse Bicknell, Katie Anne Mitchell, Jessica Stotz Harrell, Lauren Poole, Philip David Pickard, Stephen M. Hardin, Bruce McIntosh