The rock drama “Frank” will film a majority of the movie in Ireland and will start filming in December. As announced earlier, “Frank” features Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson.
Director Lenny Abraham told the Irish Film and Television Network, “The majority is going to be shot in Ireland, which is great. It’s set in Ireland, England, and the States, but we’re shooting Ireland and England in Ireland. Ireland will be Ireland and England will be Ireland!” Abraham is still casting parts and hopes to start filming early in December.
Abraham said about the film, “It’s going to be an exciting experience to get to work with Michael and Domhnall and, to be honest, I can’t wait to begin shooting it!”
The film tells the story of a young musician, played by Gleeson, who is struggling to make it in the music industry and joins a crazy band led by eccentric and enigmatic musician Frank, played by Fassbender. Abraham said about Frank’s character, “[he] is so acrophobic he has to wear a big huge fake head. He kind of takes his room with him when he goes outside.”
Abraham said the film is a case of “be careful for what you wish for.” The production team includes Jon Ronson, known for his work on “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” as well as “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”’s Peter Straughan.
Abraham has already begun to think about his next film, titled “Into the Darkness.” The film is based on the accounts of Franz Stangl, who was given control of two concentration camps in Poland in 1942. Edna Walsh, who worked on “Hunger” will write the script and Element Pictures and FilmFour will co-produce. Abraham plans to start work on “Into the Darkness” after “Frank” is finished next year.
Abraham’s latest film “What Richard Did,” about the rash act and ensuing guilt of Dublin teenager is released tomorrow.