‘Watchmen’s Hong Chau To Co-Star With Brendan Fraser in Darren Aronofsky’s Next Film For A24

Chau is best known for her breakout role opposite Matt Damon in Alexander Payne's Downsizing, which earned her a SAG nomination for best supporting actress. She is repped by ICM Partners.” /> She was most recently seen in the hit HBO series Watchmen as well as the Amazon series Homecoming.
Aronofsky has been busy in the last month with his other film Adrift selling to MGM with Jared Leto attached to star. Sources say even with that film landing at MGM, the A24 pic will be Aronofsky's next project with production expected to start shooting in March.
A24 and Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures will produce.
A24 will have worldwide rights to the project, which had been known as The Whale. Hunter (Greater Clements) will adapt the script. Deadline first reported last month that Aronofsky was making this his first film since Paramount's Mother and had found his star in Fraser. MacArthur-winning playwright Samuel D.
Chau will play his best friend, and if a deal closes Sink will play his daughter. The film is the story of a reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.
EXCLUSIVE: Hong Chau has landed the female lead opposite Brendan Fraser in an untitled film for A24 that Darren Aronofsky is on board to direct. Sources also say Samantha Morton and Sadie Sink are in negotiations to join the cast.

New Hollywood Podcast: Jovan Adepo On Working With Hollywood’s Best And How His Roles Reflect His Identity

In addition to starring in Darren Aronofsky's mother! More recently he can be seen in the Facebook Watch series Sorry For Your Loss and will appear in Jack Ryan as well as Ava DuVernay's Central Park 5 next year. Abrams-produced Overlord directed by Julius Avery, he appeared in Damon Lindelof's The Leftovers. and the J.J. However, he caught the acting bug and it worked in his favor. He's a busy guy, but luckily, he stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast to talk about the fast and prestigious evolution of his already-diverse career and how his roles reflect his identity. Born in England and raised stateside, Adepo is from Nigerian descent and went to school for political science but came to Los Angeles to be a writer.
Listen to the episode below.” />
If you're going to be an actor, you might as well start off big — at least that's the case for Jovan Adepo. And let's not forget that Fences was based on one of the most celebrated plays of our time by the acclaimed August Wilson. His first major role in a feature film was in Fences and it had him going toe to toe (literally) with Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and sharing poignant scenes with another Academy Award winner by the name of Viola Davis. Based on his performance, Adepo effortlessly delivered a stellar debut performance like it was old hat — and that sparked the start of a career that led to even more prestige projects that range from to a crazed bible-based allegorical drama to a World War II zombie gorefest.