My Dinner with Hervé

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My Dinner with Hervé
Written by Sacha Gervasi
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s) HBO Films
Release
Original network HBO

My Dinner with Hervé is an upcoming American television drama film directed and written by Sacha Gervasi based on the later days of actor Hervé Villechaize. The film stars Peter Dinklage as Villechaize, Jamie Dornan as a struggling journalist, and Andy García as Ricardo Montalbán, Villechaize’s Fantasy Island co-star.

Cast[edit]

Peter Dinklage will portray Hervé Villechaize in the film.

Pre-production[edit]

Peter Dinklage and writer-director Sacha Gervasi spent several years writing and producing a film based on the final days of actor Hervé Villechaize, who committed suicide shortly after his 1993 interview with Gervasi.[1] Dinklage will star and play the title role in My Dinner with Hervé;[2][3] in May 2017, the movie was approved by HBO, with Dinklage being set to co-star alongside Jamie Dornan.[4] In June 2017, Andy García was cast as Villechaize’s Fantasy Island co-star Ricardo Montalbán,[5] on June 23, Mireille Enos, Oona Chaplin and Harriet Walter joined the cast.[6] On June 27, David Strathairn joined the cast,[7] on July 28, Mark Povinelli and Helena Mattsson joined the cast.[8]

Production[edit]

Principal photography on the film began in June 2017.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Kois (March 29, 2012). "Peter Dinklage Was Smart to Say No". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 1, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (April 19, 2011). "James McAvoy Reading Sacha Gervasi's 'My Dinner With Hervé'". IndieWire. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Wenn (April 19, 2013). "Sacha Gervasi — Peter Dinklage: 'Herve Villechaize Biopic Is Based On Director's Final Interview'". Contactmusic.com. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (May 9, 2017). "Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan Team Up for HBO Film". Variety. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "‘My Dinner With Hervé’: First-Look Photo Of Peter Dinklage As Hervé Villechaize In HBO Movie". Deadline.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (June 23, 2017). "‘My Dinner With Hervé’: Mireille Enos Among Three Cast In HBO Movie". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (June 27, 2017). "‘My Dinner With Hervé’: David Strathairn Cast In HBO Movie". Deadline. Retrieved July 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (July 28, 2017). "‘My Dinner With Hervé’: Mark Povinelli & Helena Mattsson Join Cast Of HBO Movie". Deadline. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  9. ^ Lesnick, Silas (June 23, 2017). "Take a First Look at HBO’s My Dinner with Herve". CraveOnline. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 

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