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Peter Dinklage Leads New Remake Of French Classic In ‘Cyrano’

FILE PHOTO: Peter Dinklage arrives for the premiere of the final season of
FILE PHOTO: Peter Dinklage arrives for the premiere of the final season of “Game of Thrones” at Radio City Music Hall in New York, U.S., April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

December 8, 2021

By Mindy Burrows

LONDON (Reuters) – “Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage takes on the lead role in the musical “Cyrano,” a new film adaptation of the classic French tale, has premiered in the United Kingdom. UK on Tuesday.

Adapted from a theatrical work written by his wife Erica Schmidt, Dinklage reprises his 2018 role of a swordsman with a gift for words, who struggles to make his feelings public the woman he loved because of his unattractive appearance.

The film is the latest remake of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play “Cyrano de Bergerac,” in which the protagonist helps rookie Christian write a love letter to Roxanne, whom both men love.

One major change Schmidt made from the original play was the removal of Cyrano’s large nose, which she said was her first take on the piece.

“I just thought, what if he never said he felt like he couldn’t love himself physically? What if it was just whatever the audience imagined? ‘ said Schmidt.

Dinklage said this change was one of the factors that initially attracted him to the role.

“Most of the story is about a guy who is always insecure about his nose. And when you remove the nose, it makes it a bit more universal in terms that people can relate to,” he said.

Director Joe Wright said: “I felt it was important to tell a story about human connection in a world where we are increasingly disconnected from each other. “And then the pandemic hit, and we were even more disconnected. So I feel now is definitely the time to tell this story. ” Wright is known for films like “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement”.

“Hillbilly Elegy” actor Haley Bennett plays Roxanne while actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. in “The Trial of the Chicago 7” as Christian.

(Reporting by Mindy Burrows in London; Editing by Karishma Singh)

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