There were many things to dislike about the last few seasons of Game of Thrones, but Peter Dinklage was never one of them. If you’ve also missed Dinklage wearing period clothing and making quips, you’re in luck. His new film, Cyrano, promises plenty of wordplay and solo speeches.
Based on the 2018 musical stage production of the same name, Cyrano is a reimagining of the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle. Cyrano de Bergerac (Dinklage) is renowned for his brilliant wit and swordplay but convinced his love is unrequited for his friend Roxanne (Haley Bennett). He must decide whether to act when she falls in love at first sight with Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr.).
Directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina, Atonement) and with a screenplay by Erica Schmidt, it is originally based on the 1987 Edmond Rostand play Cyrano de Bergerac. Having made its way through the festival circuit, Dinklage is already attracting plenty of Oscar buzz and a newly released clip illustrates the natural ease and wit he brings to the character. In addition, a new featurette delves into Cyrano the character and Dinklage’s portrayal. It’s clear they want the buzz to keep buzzing.
Cyrano arrives in select cities January 28 and everywhere on February 11.