Michael Fassbender Wears A Giant Papier–Mâché Head For This Entire Movie

There are a lot of ways to get a film labeled "quirky," but perhaps nothing will do it faster than putting a papier–mâché hat on your main character's head. We don't even know if that still counts as the Q word — it's some kind of next-level twee. But how we define unconventional behavior is exactly the conversation Frank, a dark musical comedy costarring Maggie Gyllenhaal, wants to start.
Director Lenny Abrahamson seems to be mocking art, but is doing so with love. And part of it is actually a true story: Frank, the character, is based off the comic persona of the late Chris Sievey, a comedian and musician who wore a fake head in one of his acts. In the film, Frank is not a comedian but a mentally ill musician revered by those around him. He almost never takes the head off, which means Michael Fassbender must rely solely on his body language to play the part.
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Overall, the above trailer doesn't give away much, but it seems to be toying with a few questions: What's the difference between insanity and genius? Can people tell the difference? Does it matter? And, what do you do with your papier–mâché head when you shower? (Variety)
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