Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

First look at Fassbender as Frank Sidebottom

frank sidebottom.jpg

Well, kind of.

After cementing his status as both a respectable actor and a frustratingly handsome ladies' man, 2013 is going to be a strange year for Michael Fassbender.

This new image shows him in his new role, underneath that Frank Sidebottom head.

Now, you're going to have to stick with us on this one. The film, called Frank, stars Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina) as wannabe musician Jon who joins a bunch of eccentric music types, headed up by Michael Fassbender's Frank and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

It's been written by Jon Ronson and it's not actually about Sidebottom, himself a creation of Mancunian comic and musician Chris Sievey. It's a fictionalised tale which is partly inspired by Sidebottom.

Yes, we're confused too. But hell, it's Fassbender as Sidebottom. Sort of.

We're in.

Frank hits cinemas later this year

Related

fass.jpg

Michael Fassbender to star in Assassin's Creed movie

mcavoy trance.jpg

The Trance Trailer Hits

INO_KEITEL_C_PENN_CTK35776.jpg

The 30 Coolest Films Ever

Comments

More

Cinema hands out sick bags to people watching new cannibal horror film

It's got an 88% Rotten Tomatoes rating, too

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

Ryan Gosling has finally revealed why he was laughing at the Oscars

He had the best reaction of the night

by Gary Ogden
23 Mar 2017

Watch the first five minutes of Ghost In The Shell now

Looks pretty decent tbf

by Gary Ogden
22 Mar 2017

You can now search for movies on Sky Q by yelling at your remote

"Luke, I'm your mum!"

by Gary Ogden
22 Mar 2017

Ridley Scott wants to make another four movies after 'Alien: Covenant'

We could be staring down the barrel of ten Alien movies

by Tom Mendelsohn
21 Mar 2017

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' ditched a much more hopeful ending

What could have been for Jyn and Cassian

by Matt Tate
21 Mar 2017

John Boyega and Mark Hamill are trolling Star Wars fans on Twitter

Daddy?

by Matt Tate
20 Mar 2017

Someone's remade 'John Wick' with Nerf guns and it's pretty great

He's deadly with the foam

by Gary Ogden
20 Mar 2017

Thandie Newton's daughter called Boris Johnson a "c**t" to his face

Ripley doesn't mince her words

by Emily Reynolds
20 Mar 2017

We fixed the British public's vote for the greatest movie soundtracks

How did they get this so badly wrong?

17 Mar 2017