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Fassbender to attend Frank premiere in Dublin

1 of 1 Fassbender as Frank - Coming to a cinema near you from Friday May 9
Fassbender as Frank - Coming to a cinema near you from Friday May 9

Michael Fassbender is to join director Lenny Abrahamson and co-star Domhnall Gleeson at the European premiere of their new film Frank in Dublin next week.

The screening will take place at the Light House Cinema, Smithfield on Thursday April 24.

Frank tells the story of wannabe musician Jon (Gleeson), who throws in his lot with an electronic group, "led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Fassbender) and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal)".

Frank is released in Irish cinemas on Friday May 9.

Written by Jon Ronson (The Men who Stare at Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Men who Stare at Goats), Frank is based on Ronson's memoir and is described as being "a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart".

Ronson previously played keyboards in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band.

Sidebottom creator Sievey passed away in 2010.

The film also stars Scoot McNairy (Argo, Killing Me Softly), musician Carla Azar (drummer on Jack White's Blunderbuss album) and French actor/musician Francois Civil.

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