Joe Wright’s ensemble musical Cyrano lands at MGM
On the heels of his Amy Adams-starring adaptation of The Woman in the Window possibly moving to Netflix, Joe Wright’s upcoming musical adaptation of Cyrano featuring an ensemble cast led by Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) has landed at MGM, according to Deadline.
Written by veteran theater artist Erica Schmidt, also Dinklage’s wife, the project is an adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac and the 2018 stage production of the musical, which was also written and directed by Schmidt and starred Dinklage in the titular role.
Alongside Dinklage, the film will see the return of Haley Bennett (The Devil All The Time) in the role of Roxanne from the stage production while the cast will feature the additions of Brian Tyree Henry (The Woman in the Window) and Ben Mendelsohn (Spies in Disguise).
Wright previously worked with Mendelsohn on the Oscar-winning war biopic Darkest Hour, in which he starred as King George VI, as well as Henry on The Woman in the Window and is married to Bennett, who recently made her executive producer debut on the acclaimed psychological thriller Swallow.
Cyrano is set to be produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title alongside Guy Heeley.
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