Brendan Fraser is reportedly set to star in Searchlight Pictures’ new comedy-drama titled “Rental Family.” This will mark Fraser’s first major role since winning this year’s Best Actor Oscar for The Whale.
Beef director Hikari is attached to helm and also co-wrote the script, with Stephen Blahut.
“Rental Family” follows a down and out actor living in Tokyo, who is hired as a token American guy for a Japanese rental family company, leading him on an unexpected journey of self-discovery through the roles he plays in other people’s lives.
Casting is currently underway, with the film set to begin principal photography this spring in Japan.
The project will be produced by Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev of Sight Unseen. Hikari, who has been developing the film since 2019, is also producing with Shin Yamaguchi. Blahut and Tomo Koiziu are executive producing.
A release date for “Rental Family” has not been set yet.