HBO has released the first My Dinner with Hervé trailer. The film, directed by Sacha Gervasi (Hitchcock), is based on the true, unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and famous French dwarf actor Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), who was best known for his work on Fantasy Island and The Man with the Golden Gun.
This is only the briefest of teasers and serves more as an announcement than a real look at the movie. That being said, I’m all for Dinklage taking on roles like this, and since he’s also serving as a producer on the film, it’s clearly a story he’s incredibly passionate about telling. It could be a way for Dinklage to tell the story of what it’s like being a dwarf actor without getting autobiographical. Either way, it should be interesting, and I’m eager to see this one.
Check out the My Dinner with Hervé trailer below. The film hits HBO on October 20th and also stars Mireille Enos, Harriet Walter, Oona Chaplin, David Strahairn, and Andy Garcia.
Here’s the official synopsis for My Dinner with Herve:
Inspired by a real story, MY DINNER WITH HERVE explores the unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world’s most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor, as it unfolds over one wild night in LA – an encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both. The film also stars: Mireille Enos as Hervé’s longtime girlfriend, Kathy Self; Harriet Walter as Danny’s newspaper editor, Fiona Baskin; Oona Chaplin as Danny’s girlfriend, Katie Nielson; with David Strathairn as Villechaize’s longtime agent, Marty Rothstein; and Andy García as Ricardo Montalbán, Villechaize’s “Fantasy Island” co-star. Directed by Sacha Gervasi, with a screenplay by Gervasi and story by Gervasi & Sean Macaulay, the film is executive produced by Steven Zaillian, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz, Jessica de Rothschild, Sacha Gervasi and Peter Dinklage. Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg serve as co-executive producers.