Maggie Gyllenhaal joins Michael Fassbender and Scoot McNairy in Frank

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal has been quiet lately.  Her feel-good 2012 film, WON’T BACK DOWN came and went with barely a whimper, HYSTERIA was quietly released in 2011 and I don’t think anyone saw it.  You have to go back to 2009 to find CRAZY HEART, where she starred opposite Jeff Bridges to find a role she was really able to sink her teeth into.  Maggie Gyllenhaal is a talented actress, so I’m hoping she or her agent can get her back in juicy roles again.  Today, it was announced that she’ll be starring opposite Michael Fassbender in the rock comedy FRANK.

We don’t know what role Maggie Gyllenhaal will be playing, but we do know that Michael Fassbender will be playing the eclectic, crazy lead singer of a rock band and Domnhall Gleeson will be playing the young musician that joins his band.  Scoot McNairy also stars in the film, set to be directed by Leonard Abrahamson from a script by Peter Straughan and Jon Ronson, (Albuquerque Press)

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