'Frank' trailer: Michael Fassbender gets eccentric in papier-mache head | EW.com

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'Frank' trailer: Michael Fassbender gets eccentric in papier-mache head -- VIDEO

Actors love the challenge of a disguise–whether it’s a weight gain or loss, a prosthetic nose, a wig, or full-on CGI transformation, it signifies commitment with a capital “c” to the casual onlooker. In Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, handsome Michael Fassbender takes the idea of a disguise one step further to play the idiosyncratic lead singer of an already peculiar fringe pop group: He wears a papier-mache head for the entirety of the film.

The oddball comedy, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, introduces viewers to this band of misfits through Domhnall Gleeson’s wide-eyed, blogging Jon, a wannabe who joins the band–which includes Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Clara, a deadpan, tell-it-like-it-is theremin player–as they grasp for authenticity and artistic inspiration, while also trying to tolerate Frank’s whimsical mode of living.

Check out the first U.S. trailer after the jump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kNXyKca7Fs

Scoot McNairy also stars in Frank, set to hit theaters on Aug. 15.

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