Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage headline HBO’s My Dinner with Herve
The true story behind Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize is headed to HBO and we’ve got your official first look at stars Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Villechaize and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall) as fictional journalist Danny Tate in the upcoming HBO Films production My Dinner with Herve. Check out the full shot in the gallery viewer below.
Currently filming, My Dinner with Herve explores an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, resulting in life-changing consequences for both.
Written and directed by Sacha Gervasi (The Terminal, Hitchcock) from a story by he and Sean Macaulay, My Dinner with Herve is based on Gervasi’s own experience interviewing Herve Villechaize in 1993, just days before the actor killed himself.
“He interviewed Hervé right before he killed himself,” Dinklage told The New York Times of the project back in 2012. “…After he killed himself, Sacha realized Hervé’s interview was a suicide note.”
Peter Dinklage can soon be seen reprising his role as Tyrion Lannister on the seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones before joining the superhero ensemble Avengers: Infinity War in a mystery role. Jamie Dornan, meanwhile, will return for the final Fifty Shades of Grey film, Fifty Shades Freed, in 2018. He’s also set to play Will Scarlet in Lionsgate’s upcoming Robin Hood.
My Dinner with Herve is executive produced by Gervasi and Dinklage alongside Jessica de Rothschild, Ross Katz, Richard Middleton and Steven Zaillian. Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg will serve as co-executive producer.