Published On: Fri, Jan 4th, 2013

Maggie Gyllenhaal joins ‘Prometheus’ star Michael Fassbender in comedy ‘Frank’

With production set to get underway, Maggie Gyllenhaal has reportedly joined the production of “Frank,” a comedy which will star Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson.

dark_knight_maggie_gyllenhaalThursday IFTN reported that the “Dark Knight” actress is confirmed as a cast member in the film directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Adam & PaulGarageWhat Richard Did).

Frank is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (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 (Fassbender) and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Gyllenhaal).

“Shame” star Michael Fassbender signed on back in the fall.

Frank is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson and is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.

The film was developed by Film4 and is being financed by Film4, the BFI, The Irish Film Board as well as tax breaks in New Mexico and Ireland.

Protagonist Pictures are handling international sales and Artificial Eye will distribute in the UK. 

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