Following a hotly contested bidding war, MGM has acquired the rights to the upcoming film adaptation of the wildly beloved musical Cyrano. Moreover, as first reported by Deadline, the upcoming picture touts an impressive ensemble cast including Peter Dinklage and Brian Tyree Henry.
Additionally, the cast will feature the talents of Ben Mendelsohn and Haley Bennett as well. Both Dinklage and Bennett have previously performed in stage adaptations of Cyrano. They join the cast in the starring roles of Cyrano and Roxanne that they played alongside each other at the Goodspeed Opera House’s Terris Theatre in 2018. The musical version of the story is written by filmmaker Erica Schmidt, adapted from Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac. The story focuses on Hercule Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, a cadet in the French Army. While he is a man with incredible talents, he has an obnoxiously large nose, which causes him to doubt himself.
The upcoming film will be directed by Joe Wright (Darkest Hour). Moreover, Tim Bevan (Les Misérables), Eric Fellner (Baby Driver), and Guy Heeley (Serenity) are on-board to produce the picture.
Peter Dinklage touts victory of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series a record number of four times for his role in Game of Thrones. Following roles in Avengers: Infinity War and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the actor will next star in J. Blakeson’s I Care a Lot. On the other hand, Brian Tyree Henry’s musical background stretches back to his role in The Book of Mormon. He will next star in Marvel’s Eternals as the franchise’s first gay superhero, Phastos.
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