September 19, 2020

Peter Dinklage goes to musical cinema with ‘Cyrano’

Joe wright direct the film adaptation of the musical ‘Cyrano’, created by Erica Schmidt and based on the famous play ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, written by Edmond Rostand. The movie will be starring Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett, who already played the leads in their staging at the Daryl Roth Theater in New York in 2019.

According to Deadline, MGM has acquired the distribution rights to the adaptation. The musical premiered last year on the Off-Broadway scene. Schmidt, veteran screenwriter and wife of Dinklage, also directed this adaptation of Rostand’s play, which featured music by Aaron and Bryce Dessner and lyrics by Matt Berninger, all members of the rock band The National.

Along with Dinklage and Bennett, who were Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxane in the original musical, they join the cast. Brian Tyree Henry (‘Widows’, ‘The Beale Street Blues’) and Ben mendelsohn (‘Captain Marvel’, ‘The Visitor’). The movie will be produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (‘Les Miserables’, ‘Personal Assistant’), by Working Title, along with Guy heeley (‘Locke’, ‘In Search of Summerland’).

To be the first musical to bring to the big screen the british filmmaker, whose latest feature film, ‘The Woman in the Window’ (2020), will finally be released on Netflix. Wright has extensive experience in short productions such as the acclaimed ‘Pride and prejudice’ (2005), ‘Atonement: Beyond Passion’ (2007), ‘Anna Karenina’ (2012) and ‘The darkest moment’ (2017).


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