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Michael Fassbender Cast For Comedic Touch in 'Frank'

The range of Michael Fassbender has never, and should never, be up for debate. We’ve seen him as an English double-agent, a young Magneto, even a loincloth wearing Spartan who prefers to fight in the shade.

Now, according to The Playlist, we’ll be able to see Fassbender cast alongside Domhnall Gleeson in a rock biopic comedy simply titled Frank.

Frank will revolve around an aspiring musician – played by Gleeson – who joins a rock band led by the eccentric Fassbender. The story is loosely based around the life of English comedian and frontman of The Freshies, Chris Sievey. The script was penned by Peter Straughan and journalist Jon Ronson, who attempted to use a similar formula in The Men Who Stare At Goats. I’ll let you judge whether or not this is a good or bad thing.

To say 2012 has been a busy year for Fassbender would be an understatement. He’s recently finished working with Steve McQueen on Twelve Years Slave, currently working with Ridley Scott on his upcoming thriller, The Counselor, and is even set to reprise his mutant role in X-Men: Days of Future Past. It’s easy to see why Fassbender would crave a less serious role.

Gleeson, who’s starred in the most recent Harry Potter installments, is also set to make a memorable appearance in the upcoming Dredd, which hits theatres September 21.

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