Michael Fassbender’s latest film ‘Frank’ involves a giant plastic head (no joke)

You’ll have to forgive me for this. I only just spotted these photos of Michael Fassbender! They’re from the 23rd!! I know, I’m a bad Fass-loonie. These pics are of Fassy in Bray, Ireland (calling all Irish Fass-loonies!!) on the set of his latest film Frank. Apparently he was close to The Bray Head Inn, if that helps you ladies (and gentlemen!) stalk the lovely Fassbender.

This film Michael is working on, Frank, just seems incredibly weird. I’m not sure what was going on in Fassy’s mind when he signed on for it, but I suspect he wanted the chance to work in Ireland (where he grew up) and with the Irish Film Board (who are co-financing the film). Fassy is planning a long career, and he wants to make friends, I think. Frank is about “the mysterious leader of an indie band… Domhnall Gleeson joins him and his crazed band member Maggie Gyllenhaal in a tour… Fassbender’s Frank character was based by Ronson on the man behind Sidebottom, comedian and musician Chris Sievey, and cult musical heroes Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart. Tinker Tailor writer Peter Straughan helped nugget out the screenplay.” The first image from the film has been released. Prepare yourselves:

That’s Fassy in the plastic head!!! Apparently, he’s going to spend most – maybe ALL – of the film wearing that head. FOR REAL. How will we ever dream of L’Fassdong if we can’t see Michael’s beautiful face and exquisite jaw? I swear, it’s a crime against humanity and filmdom to cover up Fassbender’s beautiful face. According to the film’s producer Ed Guiney: “The character Michael plays is agoraphobic, he wears a fake head so he can take his room with him whenever he goes outside.” YIKES! I have a bad feeling about this (in my pants).

In other Fassy news, his name keeps on popping up in stories about a possible Lance Armstrong bio-pic. Bradley Cooper really wants it, but I think Fassy (unfortunately) looks more like Lance. So does Matthew McConaughey!

As for the status of Michael’s love life… I don’t know. Nicole Beharie announced their breakup on the 11th, although the story did not get any kind of wide coverage. I’m assuming Fassy is still single, meaning he’s boning any dark-skinned beauty he can find in Ireland. Bless him.

Photos courtesy of WENN.com and Empire Online.

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Cute film idea, horrible pants. Seriously, no excuse for male skinny-sweat-pants.

  2. Anname says:

    He looks like Zac Efron in the last few pictures, it must be the pants!

  3. yellowlala says:

    Above everything michael is an absolutely fantastic actor. His work speaks volumes, so even if he is wearing a dolls head thru the entire movie, you know he will act the shiite out of it

  4. Miss Kiki says:

    A dose of Fassdong is just what I needed on this horrible Monday afternoon.

  5. Gracie says:

    Holy mother of tight jeans! Fassbender still creeps me out, I would not give my dark-skinned biscuit to him.

  6. keats says:

    I think the world would be ok without a Lance Armstrong biopic…

  7. Mel says:

    That is an unfortunate choice of pants. Hope its part of the film wardrobe. Yuck…

  8. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Why would they cover up my husband’s lovely face with that plastic monstrosity? What kind of sadist would cast Fassy in a movie, only to have his face covered the whole time?

    Do not like.

  9. Ms Kay says:

    Aaahhhh I grew up with Frank Sidebottom, he scared the sh!t out of me at first but I came around to love him! RIP Chris Sievey… Chris’ Frank and Ronson’ Frank well the eyes are not the same shape at all.

    Anyway, I am so excited to see what it’s going to be like. I spoke to Jon Ronson before they flew to NM, he was overexcited and we joked about having Magneto, Batman girlfriend and Ron Weasley brother in his film, I can’t divulge much for now. I hope Fassbender pulls a tour de force and brings the weirdness out of Frank to life, and so far I’ve heard from one of the guys working on the set that he’s doing great with the mannerism and subtle movements without being a caricature. I can’t wait!!!

    • Kate says:

      Thanks for the scoop! I’m incredibly excited by this project because it’s such a departure for him.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some significant differences between film Frank and the real Frank Sidebottom. I know there were some other inspirations for the character and I doubt Fassbender or the director want to do direct mimicry or parody.

  10. Pat says:

    That’s fine because fassy can be great in this movie without showing his face.

  11. Dani says:

    Yeah………..I don’t care what he is or is not (more importantly) wearing . He still looks hot.

  12. Turtle Dove says:

    Kaiser, your BF looks amazing in these shots.

    Is it just me, or do other people think he could probably bone for days? Yeah. He could.

    Has he been hiding out lately? Working a lot? Not a criticism of a lack of posts, but where has he been?

  13. Charlene says:

    I’m an Irish Fass-Loonie and now that he’s single and in the same country as me, there’ll be no stopping me!

  14. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    God I have missed seeing new pics of him. I need to go and watch Hex or something :) .

    This movie looks…odd, but it might be good.

    I’d love to see him date that gorgeous girl that was in the last Bond film (I can’t think of her name just now). They would make a very sexy couple.

  15. Peach says:

    He looks great and the film looks to be a fun departure from all the serious stuff he usually does. I like that it looks like he’s put on a little weight too. At least his face looks fuller like from his Centurion days. Hot. I think it makes him look younger and healthier than when he’s so super skinny.

  16. FassDaActor says:

    I heard that the movie is not totally based on sidebottom. So I will tread it like Velvet Goldmine. My lover needed a break from playing that slave master. I hope he made the ugliest face possible for TYAS, otherwise I will need therapy lol

  17. dcypher1 says:

    Fassdong forever. I kinda wanna see this. The plastic head has my interest.

  18. Addison says:

    I will watch anything he is in. The second half of 2013 is going to be full of his stuff. Can’t wait!

  19. dahlianoir says:

    ” Fassy gives head”
    ” WAIT WHAT? Oh, I just misread…”