Peter Dinklage set to star in movie musical Cyrano

Peter Dinklage is set to reprise his role as Cyrano de Bergerac in a big-screen adaptation of the hit musical.The Game of Thrones star made his debut as the lovestruck romantic in the off-Broadway show Cyrano in 2018, and he will play the titular chara…

Peter Dinklage is set to reprise his role as Cyrano de Bergerac in a big-screen adaptation of the hit musical.

The Game of Thrones star made his debut as the lovestruck romantic in the off-Broadway show Cyrano in 2018, and he will play the titular character once again in the upcoming musical film, set to be directed by Joe Wright.

MGM bosses have acquired the rights to the movie, which will also feature Haley Bennett, Joe’s partner, as Roxanne, the object of Cyrano’s unrequited love – a role she played opposite Dinklage on stage.

Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry and The Outsider’s Ben Mendelsohn have also been added to the cast of the film, but details of their roles are currently under wraps, according to Deadline.

Dinklage’s wife Erica Schmidt originally penned the off-Broadway adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, and has been recruited to write the script for the movie.

However, Schmidt’s version of the classic story places the emphasis on the titular character’s height, rather than his nose.

The music and lyrics for the film’s songs have been penned by The National’s Matt Berninger and Bryce and Aaron Dessner, who co-wrote and produced Taylor Swift’s new Folklore album.

It’s not the first time the Cyrano story has hit the big screen – Gerard Depardieu and Anne Brochet starred in a 1990 version, and Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah led a modern take in 1987’s Roxanne.

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Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage team up for vampire movie

Game of Thrones castmates Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage are teaming up for a movie inspired by the legend of vampire hunter Van Helsing.The 40-year-old played Dothraki leader Khal Drogo in the first two seasons of the hit HBO show, before his characte…

Game of Thrones castmates Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage are teaming up for a movie inspired by the legend of vampire hunter Van Helsing.

The 40-year-old played Dothraki leader Khal Drogo in the first two seasons of the hit HBO show, before his character was killed off by Emilia Clarke’s dragon queen, and he never shared a scene with Dinklage, who played Tyrion Lannister in the fantasy drama.

The Game of Thrones alumni have now made deals to star alongside each other in the action-adventure movie, Good Bad & Undead, according to editors at Deadline.

Dinklage will play vampire hunter Van Helsing, who develops an uneasy partnership with a vampire, portrayed by Momoa, who has taken a vow never to kill again. Together they run a scam from town to town, where Van Helsing pretends to vanquish the vampire for money. But when a massive bounty is put on the vampire’s head, the duo must go on the run.

Director Max Barbakow has closed a deal to helm the movie, which is based on an original story by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon.

Momoa also confirmed the news by sharing a series of screenshots of Deadline’s article on his Instagram Stories.

Barbakow’s recent directorial effort Palm Springs, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, broke the record for the biggest sale in Sundance Film Festival history when it was bought by Neon and Hulu earlier this year for $17.5 million (£14.3 million) and 69 cents (56p).

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Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage to star in comedy Brothers

Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage are set to star as mismatched siblings in comedy movie Brothers.Further details of the story are being kept under wraps, but the film will focus on two brothers and is loosely inspired by the classic 1988 comedy Twins, wh…

Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage are set to star as mismatched siblings in comedy movie Brothers.

Further details of the story are being kept under wraps, but the film will focus on two brothers and is loosely inspired by the classic 1988 comedy Twins, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, according to Variety.

Macon Blair has been tapped to direct the upcoming feature, with Brolin, Dinklage, and Andrew Lazar serving as producers.

Sources told the outlet that Brothers “is in the vein” of Schwarzenegger and DeVito’s iconic ’80s movie, which was directed by Ivan Reitman and followed the story of a pair of unlikely twins who were separated at birth.

Brolin and Dinklage previously starred in the Russo Brothers’ Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, however, the duo did not share a scene together.

While the Oscar-nominated actor played supervillain Thanos, Game of Thrones star Dinklage appeared briefly as weapons maker Eitri the Dwarf King in a scene alongside Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god Thor.

After more than five years working as an actor, Blair made his directorial debut with I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore in 2017, which starred Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood.

The 46-year-old also co-wrote and starred in the 2017 offbeat comedy Small Crimes alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and wrote thriller Hold the Dark in 2018, which starred starring Alexander Skarsgard and Jeffrey Wright.

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Nicole Kidman’s daughters land voice roles in The Angry Birds Movie 2

Nicole Kidman’s two daughters have landed voice-acting roles in The Angry Birds Movie 2.The Oscar-winning actress shares Sunday Rose, 11, and Faith Margaret, eight, with her husband Keith Urban, and in the lead-up to the release of the new animated fil…

Nicole Kidman’s two daughters have landed voice-acting roles in The Angry Birds Movie 2.

The Oscar-winning actress shares Sunday Rose, 11, and Faith Margaret, eight, with her husband Keith Urban, and in the lead-up to the release of the new animated film in early August, bosses at Sony Pictures have announced that the pair voice baby birds Beatrice and Lily, known as hatchlings.

“The hatchlings are the baby birds that have stolen everyone’s hearts and have no intention of giving them back and can be seen in action in a sneak peek clip from the film,” a studio representative stated.

In addition, The Florida Project’s Brooklynn Prince, Viola Davis’s seven-year-old daughter Genesis Tennon, and Gal Gadot’s daughter Alma Varsano, also seven, voice three hatchlings.

The girls take on the parts of Zoe, Vivi and Sam Sam, respectively, with their characters embarking on their own epic story in the upcoming flick.

“Their role-playing-game-gone-wrong launches them on an adorable adventure that will charm and delight the world. No hatchling is too small to dream big!” they added.

Sunday and Faith recently made their TV debuts with appearances in two episodes of the second season of Big Little Lies, playing classmates of Nicole’s onscreen sons.

“There’s something wonderful about bringing your children to work and them seeing what you do and them being a part of it,” the 52-year-old said in an interview with Good Morning America in June.

The Moulin Rouge! star also has two adopted children, Isabella, 26, and Connor, 24, who she shares with ex-husband Tom Cruise.

Directed by Thurop Van Orman, The Angry Birds Movie 2 also features the voices of Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Jones, Awkwafina, Danny McBride, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, JoJo Siwa, and Dove Cameron.

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Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns movie gets release date

Zach Galifianakis’ movie version of Between Two Ferns has finally received a release date.The long-rumoured project between The Hangover star and executives at Netflix was confirmed in December, with production well underway. Now, the movie – based o…

Zach Galifianakis’ movie version of Between Two Ferns has finally received a release date.

The long-rumoured project between The Hangover star and executives at Netflix was confirmed in December, with production well underway.

Now, the movie – based on the Funny or Die low-budget talk show series – will be released on 20 September.

The announcement was made on Wednesday at the FYSEE Event for My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman in Los Angeles, according to Deadline.

The movie will document Galifianakis and his crew as they take a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation, after the actor is humiliated by Will Ferrell.

Scott Aukerman, who has directed a number of episodes of Between Two Ferns, will helm the movie alongside Galifianakis.

However, it is not yet known whether the feature will follow the same format as the original, in which the host chats with stars while sitting between two potted ferns.

Galifianakis often trades barbs and insults with his A-list guests for the duration of the interview, and in keeping with the amateur aesthetic of the show, on-screen graphics contain deliberate comedic errors.

Casting is billed as “celebrities you’ve heard of,” but no one was confirmed in the latest announcement.

Yet, editors at The Hollywood Reporter indicated that the likes of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, TV host Letterman, and actor Keanu Reeves may appear. In addition, the 49-year-old’s co-stars from The Hangover franchise, such as Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper, are likely to be involved.

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Zach Galifianakis making Between Two Ferns movie

Zach Galifianakis is making a movie version of his popular talk show Between Two Ferns.The comedy star kicked off the Funny or Die online video series by interviewing actor Michael Cera in 2008, before going on to have celebrity guests such as Natalie …

Zach Galifianakis is making a movie version of his popular talk show Between Two Ferns.

The comedy star kicked off the Funny or Die online video series by interviewing actor Michael Cera in 2008, before going on to have celebrity guests such as Natalie Portman, Steve Carell, Bruce Willis, Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, Ben Stiller, and Justin Bieber.

Now, it seems Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is to get the big screen treatment, with editors at The Hollywood Reporter reporting that production is already underway on a film version of the programme, having been greenlit by executives at Netflix.

Scott Aukerman, who has directed a number of episodes of the low-budget talk show, will helm the movie. However, it is not yet known whether the feature will follow the same format as the original, in which Galifianakis chats with stars while sitting between two potted ferns.

He often trades barbs and insults with his A-list guests for the duration of the interview, and in keeping with the amateur aesthetic of the show, on-screen graphics often contain deliberate comedic errors.

Apart from Galifianakis, no other casting details have been shared. However, The Hollywood Reporter’s article indicated that the likes of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, TV host David Letterman, and actor Keanu Reeves may appear. In addition, the 49-year-old’s co-stars from The Hangover franchise, such as Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper, are likely to be involved.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis has aired sporadically on Funny or Die in recent years, with some of the most popular episodes involving former U.S. President Barack Obama and Brad Pitt. The 2016 episode with then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the first new show in two years, received 30 million views in its first 24 hours, and became one of the top videos in the website’s history. The last Between Two Ferns show, which starred Jerry Seinfeld, Wayne Knight, and Cardi B, aired in June (18).

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Peter Dinklage addresses My Dinner with Herve whitewashing claims

Peter Dinklage has hit back at claims that his new film My Dinner with Herve has whitewashed Herve Villechaize.The Game of Thrones star portrays the Fantasy Island actor in an upcoming HBO movie, while Jamie Dornan plays a journalist who interviewed Vi…

Peter Dinklage has hit back at claims that his new film My Dinner with Herve has whitewashed Herve Villechaize.

The Game of Thrones star portrays the Fantasy Island actor in an upcoming HBO movie, while Jamie Dornan plays a journalist who interviewed Villechaize shortly before he committed suicide at the age of 50 in 1993.

However, there has been some criticism over Dinklage’s casting after a reporter recently alleged that Villechaize had Filipino heritage. But, contrary to popular belief, the Emmy Award winner has insisted this was not the case.

“Herve wasn’t Filipino,” Dinklage explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Dwarfism manifests physically in many different ways. I have a very different type of dwarfism than Herve had. I’ve met his brother and other members of his family. He was French, and of German and English descent.”

He added that while those who accuse the film of whitewashing “think they’re doing the right thing politically and morally,” in reality, they are “judging and assuming what he is ethnically” based on his looks alone.

Editors at IndieWire have reported that HBO president Casey Bloys also rejected the allegation, agreeing that Villechaize’s brother confirmed that they were not Filipino.

And while he had considered the issue of race, the executive asserted that it was Dinklage’s “passion project” to dramatise Villechaize’s life.

“I don’t think anyone like him has really been humanised like that (onscreen) before… having gone through this experience of acting in Hollywood (and how it) takes a toll,” he said at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Villechaize achieved worldwide recognition for various roles, including his portrayal of evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun.

My Dinner with Herve, which Dinklage is also producing, is scheduled for release in the U.S. on 20 October (18).

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