Lenny Abrahamson turns to rock comedy for his next project, Frank.

Lenny AbrahmsonIreland’s critically acclaimed director Lenny Abrahamson (Adam & Paul, Garage, What Richard Did) is set to commence production of his latest project FRANK later this week in New Mexico, USA before moving to Ireland in early February.

Written by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Goats) and Peter Straughan  (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) FRANK is a fictionally comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender) and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).

Other confirmed cast members include (Scoot McNairy (Argo).  French actor/musician Francois Civil and Mark Hubberman (Neverland, The Sea) brother of Amy. Production designer, Richard Bullock (Sex & Drugs and Rock & Roll,)

Irish crew associated with the project include line producer Noelette Buckley, director of photography is James Mather (Adam & Paul),  and Eileen Buggy, hair design.

Co produced by Element Pictures and Runaway Fridge production.  The film was developed by Film4 and financed by Film4, the BFI, The Irish Film Board as well as tax breaks in New Mexico and Ireland’s section 481.

Protagonist Pictures will handle international sales and Artificial Eye will distribute in Ireland and the UK.

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