Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Ben Mendelsohn, Glen Hansard, Sam Amidon, Scott Folan
There have been many adaptations of the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac from straight forward period pieces to the contemporary Roxanne. Director Joe Wright brings Cyrano back to the big screen again but with a few new ideas. It’s the classic love triangle with one man thinking he’s undeserving of love. Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage plays our title character who knows how to make his presence known. As he states, “I am living proof that God has a sick sense of humor.” He’s used to being mocked and teased for his height. Traditional productions of Cyrano de Bergerac find him with an overly enlarged nose, but that’s not at the center of this adaptation. He’s madly in love with Roxanne (Bennett) and at first believes she loves him back. That’s not the case as her heart is set on Christian (Harrison) Cyrano tells Christian that Roxanne is in love with him and agrees to help him win over Roxanne.
Here’s my review