‘Cyrano’ Trailer: Peter Dinklage Sings His Love For Haley Bennett In Joe Wright’s Musical Romance

Let’s be honest, Joe Wright is a 50/50 filmmaker. And since he’s coming off the disastrous release of The Woman in the Window, he’s due for something much better, possibly Oscar worthy. That film would be Cyrano, which people have been buzzing about since its world premiere at Telluride. With Peter Dinklage singing his heart out in a musical version of the classic story, Wright is offering what could be a real treat this holiday season.

Based on the Edmond Rostand classic Cyrano de Bergerac, and adapted from screenwriter Erica Schmidt’s 2018 play, Cyrano stars Dinklage as a fictionalized version of the 17th-century playwright, novelist, soldier, and renaissance man who falls in love with Roxanne, but fears talking to her because of his oversized nose. A comedy of errors ensues when he enlists his friend Christian to impersonate him to Roxanne, only to have him fall in love with her, too.

The cast also includes Haley Bennett, who reprises her role as Roxanne from Schmidt’s play. Kelvin Harrison Jr. plays Christian, while Ben Mendelsohn is count De Guiche, and Bashir Salahuddin as Le Bret.

Cyrano opens in theaters on Christmas Day, and will be part of the upcoming Middleburg Film Festival lineup.


Travis Hopson
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