The HeyUGuys Film Review Show team is a back with two reviews this week. First up we have the long awaited new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac. Joe Wright’s Cyrano stars Peter Dinklage as the titular character. The film also stars Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr. & Ben Mendelsohn. It’s based on the stage musical adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt, from “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand, with music by Aaron & Bryce Dessner and lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser.
You can find our premiere and junket interviews with Joe Wright and his main cast right here:
Cyrano will be released in UK cinemas from 25th of February, 2022
Cyrano Film Review
Cyrano re-imagines 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.).
Linda and Scott also take much-postponed art thriller The Duke to task. This charming crime caper is set in the 1960s and is based on the real life story of Kempton Bunting, the infamous former cabbie who went on trial for stealing a famous Goya painting. Dame Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent star alongside Fionn Whitehead, Aimee Kelly, Anna Maxwell Martin. It was produced by Nicky Bentham, written by Clive Coleman and Richard Bean, and directed by the late Roger Michell.
You can see our premiere and junket interviews for The Duke right here:
The film will be released nationwide in UK cinemas on 25th February 2022.
The Duke Film Review
THE DUKE is a moving true story that celebrates a man who was determined to live a meaningful life. Set in 1961, it follows the story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first, and remains the only, theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton proceeded to send ransom notes declaring that he would only return the painting on the condition that the government invest more in care for the elderly, specifically bringing attention to his long running campaign for pensioners to receive free television.