‘Have a good Brendais­sance’

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then, in­clud­ing the even more pop­u­lar The Mummy Re­turns and Crash (though that movie hasn’t aged well).

But he’s also had a lot of misses. Re­mem­ber 2013’s Pawn Shop Chron­i­cles? Prob­a­bly not, con­sid­er­ing it made about $8 000. He also turned talk­ing an­i­mal movies into his spe­cial­ity – a ques­tion­able de­ci­sion since Furry Vengeance, Looney Tunes: Back in Ac­tion and Mon­key­bone all tanked at the box of­fice.

Fraser had one promis­ing shot at be­com­ing the star of an­other fran­chise af­ter 2008’s Jour­ney to the Cen­tre of the Earth took off but, as Deadline re­ported at the time, he would only make the se­quel with the orig­i­nal movie’s di­rec­tor, Eric Bre­vig, who was tied up work­ing on an­other film. No mat­ter; Fraser was re­placed by Dwayne “The Rock” John­son, and the se­quel made more than $300m world­wide.

And yet, Fraser’s luck may be turn­ing. His fans have more to be happy about than a badly re­ceived The Mummy re­boot. Last week, Va­ri­ety broke the story he had been cast in a very promis­ing FX se­ries, Trust, from the Os­car-win­ning team of di­rec­tor Danny Boyle and writer Si­mon Beau­foy (Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire). Fraser joins Don­ald Suther­land and Hi­lary Swank in a se­ries about the real-life kid­nap­ping of oil heir John Paul Getty III.

This is a good time to get in on a pres­tige drama, con­sid­er­ing how A-list movie stars have been flood­ing the TV land­scape. Plus, FX is churn­ing out some of the most ex­cit­ing se­ries on ca­ble or stream­ing.

Fraser couldn’t have done it with­out his fans – at least that’s what they think. There’s an up­date on the Change.org pe­ti­tion since the Trust cast­ing news broke. “To­day I have come to in­form you that OUR mis­sion to get Bren­dan back on main­stream tele­vi­sion was a suc­cess,” the note reads. It con­cludes: “Have a good Brendais­sance and God bless.” – Wash­ing­ton Post

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