Directed by Joe Wright, the same as Pride and Prejudice and Desire and Atonement, Cyrano is an adaptation of a French theater classic – and is now available on streaming.
With House of the Dragon on the rise, many viewers are chasing the damage and resuming Game of Thrones, the successful series that gave rise to the prequel currently on air. One of the most unforgettable characters for fans of the series is Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage. But, in addition to GOT, the actor has other surprising works, such as the musical Cyrano, which also premiered this year.
Cyrano De Bergerac (Peter Dinklage) is a man ahead of his time who shines as much for the dexterity of his replica as for that of his sword. An impetuous, strong-willed man with many talents. In addition to being a remarkable duelist, he is a gifted and light-hearted poet as well as a musical artist.
But his love is unrequited. In love with the lovely Roxanne (Haley Bennett), he believes that because of his physical appearance, he will never deserve her love. So he decides to put his passion and jealousy aside, and help the lovely woman fall in love with Christian de Neuvillette (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), a handsome young cadet, offering his service as a poet and the gift of words so that the couple exchange letters and fall in love with each other. But will Roxanne be able to know who is behind the beautiful words that moved her so much?
That’s the premise of the musical Cyrano, which is now available on streaming.
Peter Dinklage stars in the musical adapted by Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice), which is inspired by a classic French play. It is not the first time that Cyrano wins the cinema screens, having had a cinematographic adaptation in 1990, with Gérard Depardieu in the role of Cyrano and one in 1950, with José Ferrer in the main role, in addition to many other freely inspired productions. Both actors received Academy Award nominations for their portrayals of Cyrano. Peter Dinklage, meanwhile, was considered one of the biggest Academy snubs of 2022.
Recognized by other awards, such as BAFTA, Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globes, Joe Wright’s film, however, was left out of the main Oscar categories. But there is a consensus between critics and audiences that this musical, which was born a classic, is very much worth watching.
Cyrano is available on Prime Video.