Andy García has just been cast as Ricardo Montalbán in My Dinner With Hervé
Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III, The Untouchables) has just been cast in the upcoming film My Dinner With Hervé as actor Ricardo Montalbán (Fantasy Island), according to Deadline. The film 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. Ricardo Montalbán was Herve Villechaize’s co-star in Fantasy Island.
Currently filming, My Dinner With Hervé 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 Hervé 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. Andy García is about to begin production on the film Ana.
My Dinner With Hervé 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.
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