Watch Michael Fassbender Rock Out in a Paper Head at 'Frank' Premiere
The New York City premiere of Lenny Abrahamson's latest film got the full rock star treatment, right down to a performance from the cast.
A motley group of stars from the film and music industries appeared together at Manhattan's Sunshine Cinema for the New York premiere celebration for "Frank," a dark-comedy that first screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, which follows a strange modern rock band and its eccentric yet brilliant leader, the eponymous Frank, stars Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal as members of the band, with a concealed Michael Fassbender as the frontman. In addition to this cast, in attendance were members of the real-life rock community, including Jack White, whose drummer Carla Azar acts in the film. When asked how the cast, who performed all of the music themselves, compared with the musicians she knows so well, Azar remarked, "Everybody in this movie is a rock star. Everybody."
That was not necessarily true before they began work on "Frank." "" Gyllenhaal, while describing herself as a musical person in the broadest sense of the term, felt similarly: "L