To celebrate the long-awaited release of Cyrano, the new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s legendary play, we had the pleasure of chatting to the cast and filmmakers behind this magical new version.
Award-winning director Joe Wright (Darkest Hour, Pride & Prejudice) envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle. A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac (played by Peter Dinklage) dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne (Haley Bennett), Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her — and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.).
Speaking to us just before Christmas last year, the cast of the film were seemingly gleeful with delight that the film was finally ready to be unveiled, and all said about how the magic of Rostond’s words and prise were brought to life in this new musical version, which first made its debut on stage in 2018, which Wright saw and wanted to bring to the screen, and both he and Schmidt tell us about their working relationship and bringing it to life.
Dinklage, Bennett, and Harrison Jnr form the famous love triangle of Cyrano, Roxanne, and Christian and tell us about the unique challenges of the film, how singing live helped their performances on set, the lure of the famous love story, and why the time is right for a new version.
You can watch the full interviews below:
Cyrano opens in UK cinemas on February 25th.