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Brendan Fraser is returning with a major role in Rental Family

The Mummy actor, who got blacklisted from Hollywood for a long period of time, won an Oscar for The Whale this year

Brendan Fraser is returning with a major role in Rental Family

A still of Brendan Fraser from The Whale

Last Updated: 11.47 PM, Nov 21, 2023


It's really heartbreaking to know that Brendan Fraser, who was Hollywood's heartthrob in the ‘90s, and has given numerous remarkable films like The Mummy trilogy, Bedazzled, Jungle to the Centre of the Earth, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, etc., once felt that he got blacklisted from Hollywood after not getting any work. It's been reported that it happened when in 2018, Fraser claimed that he is a victim of sexual assault in the industry.

In the aftermath of his revelation, Brendan later disclosed that he had received a written apology, yet he still felt ostracised by the HFPA and excluded from the Golden Globe Awards, leading him to believe he had been blacklisted. Adding to his struggles, Brendan faced a series of personal setbacks, including health problems, divorce, and the loss of his mother.

Brendan's return

Brendan returned to acting with The Whale in 2022. It tells a story about Charlie, who lives in a town in Idaho, a reclusive and unhealthy English teacher, hides out in his flat and eats his way to death. He is desperate to reconnect with his teenage daughter for a last chance at redemption. It's really exciting to know that he won an Oscar for the film at the 95th Academy Awards this year.

About Rental Family

Now it's been reported that Brendan will be next seen in a comedy film, Rental Family. Japanese director Hikari, known for her work on Netflix's Beef, is set to helm Rental Family, as both director and producer. She will also collaborate with Stephen Blahut, with whom she previously teamed up on the docu-drama, 37 Seconds, to co-write the script. Principal photography is scheduled to commence this spring in Japan, with release details to be unveiled at a later date.

Brendan's last film

Fraser was last seen in Martin Scorsese’s Killer of the Flower Moon, along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone. The film had its World Premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, where the film received a nine-minute standing ovation at the end of its screening.

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