- Peter Dinklage, Ben Mendelsohn, Haley Bennett, Brian Tyree Henry
- February 25th 2022
- Joe Wright
Peter Dinklage plays the title character in Joe Wright’s musical imagining of the famous play, Cyrano de Bergerac.
In the play Cyrano de Bergerac, the title character is traditionally played by a famous actor wearing a giant fake nose to make him seem ugly and unlovable, but in the movie version, Peter Dinklage brings a brand-new level of authenticity to the famous character.
Given his stature, Cyrano feels too self-conscious to tell his life-long friend Roxanne (Haley Bennett) that he’s madly in love with her and has been for years.
He’s convinced she could never love somebody like him and he is destined to love her from afar.
His friendship with Roxanne is tested when she asks him to set her up with his comrade Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr.).
Cyrano obliges, and since Christian is no wordsmith, Cyrano also offers to write love letters to Roxanne on his behalf, even though making her fall for another man hurts him deeply.
This feels like the role Dinklage was born to play. He brings so much more substance and subtext to the character because he deeply...