The actor will portray a lonely man living with obesity in the A24 film “The Whale.” Brendan Fraser has undergone a complete transformation.

According to the film’s description, the play, written by Samuel D. Hunter, tells the story of an English teacher named Charlie (Fraser) trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

“There will be no experience like this,” Fraser told Unilad while teasing a significant role last year.

“The wardrobe and costumes were extensive, seamless, cumbersome,” he said.

“This is something I’ve never done before, but I’m confident it will leave a lasting impression.”

The playwright Hunter told Deadline last year that adapting his play into a screenplay was a “labor of love.”

This story deserves a broader audience,” he said. I’ve been a fan of Darren’s since I saw “Requiem for a Dream” as a freshman writing my first plays, and I’m grateful for his unique talent and vision.”

“The Whale” received several awards, including a Drama Desk Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, and a GLAAD Media Award.

Fraser’s return to the top of the call sheet follows 2013’s direct-to-DVD action movie “Breakout.” Aronofsky’s first film since 2017’s “Mother!”

“Pearl” and “The Eternal Daughter” will premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival alongside two other A24 projects: “Pearl” and “The Eternal Daughter.”

There is no official release date yet.