03/07/2014 10:58 am ET

Michael Fassbender Is 'Frank,' Though You Wouldn't Know It From The Trailer

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The trailer for Michael Fassbender's new movie "Frank" is out and already we can't wait to see the flick.

The musical comedy directed by Lenny Abrahamson premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and stars Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal opposite Fassbender. If you find yourself struggling to find the Irish-German hunk in the trailer below, don't try so hard. He's the one with giant, Deadmau5-like papier-mâché mask on his head.

The movie tells the tale of a pop band, led by Fassbender's character, Frank, that gets to play at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. It's a refreshing digression for Fassbender, whom we're used to seeing in such unsmiling films as "Shame," "Inglourious Basterds" and "12 Years a Slave."

"Frank" will be released in the U.K. in May and is expected to hit U.S. theaters later this year.



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