“Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage is ready to reprise his title position in a movie adaptation of the off-Broadway musical “Cyrano” that Joe Wright will direct and MGM has acquired, a person with information of the undertaking advised TheWrap.
Also reprising her position is Haley Bennett, who performed the position of Roxane within the musical alongside Dinklage when it debuted in 2018 on the Terris Theater. Ben Mendelsohn and Brian Tyree Henry may also star within the movie.
“Cyrano” was written by actress, director and playwright — and Dinklage’s spouse — Erica Schmidt, who gave a brand new spin on the traditional “Cyrano de Bergerac” play by Edmond Rostand in regards to the French cadet with an unusually giant nostril. Though within the new manufacturing, Dinklage by no means dons a prosthetic nostril however as an alternative is chastised for his stature.
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing “Cyrano” for his or her Working Title banner, as is Guy Heeley.
Schmidt wrote the libretto for “Cyrnao,” and The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner wrote the music, with The National frontman Matt Berninger and Carin Besser, a contributor with the band, writing the lyrics. Aaron Dessner just lately produced and collaborated on songwriting for Taylor Swift’s new album “folklore.”
Dinklage performed “Cyrano” in 2019 on the Daryl Roth Theater Off-Broadway. He accomplished his sequence run on “Game of Thrones” as Tyrion Lannister in 2019.
Wright’s most up-to-date movie “The Woman in the Window” was simply acquired by Netflix from 20th Century Studios after its theatrical launch was delayed because of the coronavirus.
CAA Media Finance brokered the take care of MGM and put the package deal collectively. Wright, Dinklage and Henry are represented by CAA, and Dinklage can also be represented by Karl Austen, and Henry is represented by JWS Entertainment. Bennett is represented by WME and Linden Entertainment. Schmidt is represented by WME. Mendelsohn is represented WME and Untitled.
Deadline first reported the information of the undertaking.
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