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Where to Watch A24's The Whale - Is it Streaming?

A24 movies have accumulated an impeccable reputation for delivering out-of-the-box and thought-provoking narratives and we reveal where you can watch the studio’s latest feature, The Whale, and we confirm if it’s streaming.

Movie buffs got their first look at The Whale back at its world premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, where it received a six-minute standing ovation.

Directed by Mother and Black Swan auteur Darren Aronofsky, the psychological drama The Whale follows an English teacher who tries to connect with his now-distant teenage daughter.

Where to Watch The Whale – Release Date Confirmed

The Whale is scheduled to be released on Friday, December 9, 2022, and February 3, 2023, in the UK, when it will debut as a theater exclusive.

This means the only place you’ll be able to watch the film this weekend will be in your local cinema.

It’s taken almost two years for The Whale to reach the public, after filming began back in March 2021 and wrapped one month later. 

The Whale – Cr. A24, YouTube.

Is it Streaming?

No, The Whale will not be streaming on any platform during its theatrical release and there’s a chance it won’t reach a platform for a while.

A24 previously had a first window deal with Showtime, which brought the company’s projects to that platform exclusively.

However, A24’s deal expired back on November 1 and it is unconfirmed if that deal has been extended. Considering the company’s past relationship with Showtime, it’s very possible that The Whale will come to Showtime eventually.

If Showtime is not an option, The Whale could also land on HBO Max, after the platform added almost 30 A24 to its catalog. 

The Whale – Cr. A24, YouTube.

Introducing The Whale Cast

This A24 feature has put The Mummy star Brendan Fraser back in Hollywood’s spotlight for his unmatched performance as the protagonist.

Joining him in the lineup is Stranger Things actor Sadie Sink and The Walking Dead’s Samantha Morton.

Below, we have included the full cast list from The Whale:

  • Brendan Fraser – Charlie
  • Sadie Sink – Ellie
  • Jacey Sink – Young Ellie
  • Hong Chau – Liz
  • Ty Simpkins – Thomas
  • Samantha Morton – Mary
  • Sathya Sridharan – Dan

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

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Jo Craig

Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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