First trailer for Brendan Fraser's awards contender The Whale

The film has been getting a lot of awards buzz since its recent premier

The Whale follows the story of a 600lb queer man called Charlie

Who tries to reconnect with his teenage daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink) as a last shot at redemption.

In the brief first look, we see shots of Charlie's apartment and the characters,

As we hear him say: "Do you ever get the feeling that people are incapable of not caring?

People are amazing."

The Whale is set for release on December 9 in US cinemas and February 3 in UK cinemas.