Michael Fassbender continues tirelessly to complete his filmography new projects. The next point in the ever-expanding list of future roles of actor became a musical comedy "Frank”.
In the center of the story would be a young man, eager to become a musician, and falls into the eccentric pop group, headed by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank, and which will play Fassbender. Another key role in the film is Domnallu Gleason, best known for the Harry Potter franchise and "True Grit."
The basis for the life of the comic strip began and singer Chris Siwa from the group The Freshies, during performances and photo shoots puts on a doll's head and proclaims himself a real band fronted by the name of Frank Sidebottom.
In producing the comedy will participate Leonard Abrahamson, whose portfolio is not particularly abundant projects: on account of director there are two full-length works - "Adam and Paul" and "Garage".
Tape script is written by John Roson and Peter Strohanom, author of "Who Stare at Goats." Film4 is funding together with the Irish Council for the film, will oversee the production of Runaway Fridge and Element Pictures, and sale of international rights to "Frank" will take place at the upcoming festival in Toronto company Protagonist Pictures. The producer will be David Barron (Harry Potter films) and Ed Guene ("Once in Ireland").
The project is scheduled to begin shooting later this year.
Michael Fassbender is on the court of the thriller "The Counselor" by Ridley Scott. Recently, the actor received an offer to play in the Western Lynne Ramsay "Jane got a gun."
Since an attempt to continue the "Dirty Dancing" in 2004 was not successful, the studio Lionsgate has decided to shoot remake. The director will be Kenny Ortega, who was the choreographer of the original picture and put himself dancing with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in 1987.
In 1963 a girl nicknamed Baby Frances came along with her parents in a holiday home. The company of older people is not very suitable for 17-year old girl, but it turns out that at the resort there is a dance teacher Johnny, in which the heroine falls in love.
The film performed well in worldwide box office, collecting U.S. $ 214 million. Over the past 24 years after release the painting has been sold on DVD over 10 million copies and is still loved by many viewers. The sequel, subtitled "Havana Nights" has failed.
"The ability to shoot "Dirty Dancing" to me like coming home - says Kenny Ortega. - I grew up in the 60s and at the same time studied dances. This is largely determined my identity. I look forward to when I begin to assemble a team of new generation. At the time, Patrick Swayze asked for a new bar for dancing on the screen of men, as did Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire before him".
Despite the fact that Ortega was shooting feature films, his most famous project is the documentary "Michael Jackson: That's all," issued after the singer's death.