Darren Aronofsky's Next Film Is A24's 'The Whale' with Brendan Fraser — First Details

Darren Aronofsky is getting into the A24 business with his next directorial feature “ The Whale ,” adapted from Samuel D. Hunter’s critically acclaimed 2012 play of the same name.

I’ve been a fan of Darren’s ever since I saw ‘Requiem for a Dream’ when I was a college freshman writing my first plays, and I’m so grateful that he’s bringing his singular talent and vision to this film.”

Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen.”

While Deadline’s announcement does not confirm the involvement of Aronofsky’s longtime cinematographer Matthew Libatique, the DP revealed last month that he was prepping to shoot Aronofsky’s new project after his work on Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling” completed.

The announcement of Aronofsky’s “The Whale” comes on the heels of last week’s news that A24 is also developing a new science-fiction movie with “Ex Machina” helmer Alex Garland.

“mother!” polarized audiences and didn’t crack $20 million domestically despite the star power of Jennifer Lawrence.

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