Fassbender, Gleeson set for ‘Frank’

Lenny Abrahamson to direct Film4 comedy

Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson are attached to star in Film4’s comedy “Frank.”

Lenny Abrahamson will direct from a script by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan.

Film4 will co-finance the pic with the Irish Film Board.

Gleeson will play an aspiring musician who finds himself in over his head when he joins an eccentric rock band led by Fassbender.

Pic is a co-production between Runaway Fridge and Element Pictures, produced by David Barron, Ed Guiney and Stevie Lee.

Abrahamson’s latest film “What Richard Did” sees its world preem at the Toronto Intl Film Fest. International sales on both films are handled by Protagonist Pictures.

Fassbender is currently filming Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor.” Gleeson, who was recently named one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Wtch, can be seen next in Working Title’s “Anna Karenina.”

Fassbender is repped by CAA and Troika and Gleeson is repped by Paradigm and The Agency.

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