The Whale

Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream) is teaming up with A24 for the first time on a new movie called The Whale.

The film will be an adaptation of playwright Samuel D. Hunter‘s 2012 stage play of the same name, with Hunter on board to write the screenplay. Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Doom Patrol) is attached to star. Read More »

no sudden move cast

No Sudden Move, a new heist film from Mr. Steven Soderbergh, is rounding out its cast. Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Amy Seimetz, Ray Liotta, Bill Duke, Julia Fox, and Jon Hamm are already on board, and now David Harbour, Noah Jupe, Brendan Fraser, and Kieran Culkin are joining the project as well. The film, previously titled Kill Switch, follows a group of small-time criminals in 1950s Detroit.

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Bedazzled

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Bedazzled

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: Elliot Richards (Brendan Fraser) is a socially repellent, over-zealous and dweeby computer company employee who is avoided by his co-workers and has absolutely zero friends. Though he has a crush on a co-worker named Alison (Frances O’Connor), who he’s never met, he’s too scared and awkward to do anything about it. Enter The Devil, played with flirtatious spunk by Elizabeth Hurley, who offers Elliot whatever he wants, including the love he’s so desperate for, in the form of seven wishes. All he has to do is give up is his soul. You know, that old chestnut.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Brendan Fraser enjoyed a steady stream of work and fame throughout the 1990s and 2000s, ranging from once-thriving studio comedies like Encino Man, Son-in-Law, Airheads, and Blast from the Past to the blockbuster run of the Mummy trilogy. Unfortunately, he mostly fell off the radar in the 2010s, a disappearance that was chronicled in an eye-opening profile of the actor at GQ. But if there’s one movie that shows Fraser’s outstanding comedic skills, it’s the hilarious array of characters he plays in Bedazzled, a remake of the 1967 comedy of the same name. Read More »

The Mummy Honest Trailer

It’s summer blockbuster season, and Screen Junkies is taking advantage of it by bringing forth a series of Honest Trailers looking back at some of the biggest movies from years ago. First up on the docket is The Mummy. No, not the easy target starring Tom Cruise (they’ve already done that one). Instead, it’s The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser where he plays a smoldering hero who is uncannily like Indiana Jones, except he shoots at every problem a lot more. Seriously, every problem. Watch The Mummy Honest Trailer below. Read More »

Brendan Fraser Auditioned for Superman

Brendan Fraser can currently be seen as the DC Comics character Robotman on the DC Universe series Doom Patrol. Well, you don’t necessarily see him since he’s just providing the voice of a, well, robot man. But long before this opportunity came along, Fraser was in line to play one of the biggest DC Comics superheroes of all time.

Back in the early 2000s, Brendan Fraser was still enjoying the success of The Mummy franchise and the various comedies he made throughout the ’90s. He was a pretty big star, and he looked like a hero. That’s how he ended up auditioning to play Superman in a movie that Brett Ratner would have directed from a script written by J.J. Abrams. He didn’t end up getting the job, but now he’s finally opened up about that opportunity and why it went away. Read More »

doom patrol trailer new

A new Doom Patrol trailer is here, and it sure does lean into how funny the show is supposed to be. There’s jokes galore, and even some meta commentary, as villain Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk) flat-out calls the characters “TV superheroes.” Are they going for some Deadpool-style fourth wall breaking here, or is that line out of context? Who knows! Watch the Doom Patrol trailer below.

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dc universe casting

Two DC Universe shows just dropped some big announcements ahead of NYCC. First: The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco is the new voice of Harley Quinn, and there’s a teaser video to prove it. And second: handsome man Matt Bomer will play Negative Man on Doom Patrol. And if all of that isn’t enough for you, you can also check out the first look at Brendan Fraser as Robotman on Doom Patrol as well. Get the full DC Universe casting news below.

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doom patrol cast

In Brendan Fraser‘s 26-year career, you’d think the formerly floppy-haired dreamboat would have played a superhero by now. He’s swung shirtless through jungles and battled mummies, but now he gets to don the (proverbial) tights and cape to become a real superhero in DC Universe’s oddball TV series, Doom Patrol. And with the Fraser-ssance in full swing, it couldn’t come soon enough.

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trust trailer fx

The fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family were recently chronicled in the Ridley Scott film All the Money in the World. Now, the Gettys are jumping from the big screen to the small with the FX series Trust. Director Danny Boyle helms the show, which stars Donald Sutherland as greedy oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. A new Trust trailer below lays out the lifestyles of the rich and famous Gettys.

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Trust teaser

If you thought All The Money In the World was the only J. Paul Getty-related drama on the horizon, guess again: FX has an entire TV series about the Getty family coming up. The Danny Boyle-directed series, called Trust, features Donald Sutherland in the role of cold-hearted billionaire J. Paul Getty, and the first Trust teaser gives us a look at his sure-to-be-memorable performance.

Ridley Scott’s All The Money In the World made headlines recently when Scott decided to remove scenes involving actor Kevin Spacey and reshoot them with Christopher Plummer. Spacey, and now Plummer, plays J. Paul Getty, an oil tycoon who refused to pay the ransom when his grandson John Paul Getty III was kidnapped. We have yet to see what Plummer’s take on the performance may be, but he apparently has some competition from Donald Sutherland. Sutherland is playing the same role in the FX series Trust, and the first Trust teaser shows us Sutherland’s droll, darkly amusing take on the character. Watch it below. Read More »