Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan Team Up for My Dinner With Herve

Posted 2017/05/10 0 0

Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage are set to star in the upcoming HBO movie My Dinner with Hervé, which Peter is also set to executive produce.


Peter Dinklage is getting even more time on HBO. The "Game of Thrones" actor is set to star in and executive produce the HBO movie "My Dinner With Hervé," according to Deadline. Jamie Dornan ("Fifty Shades of Grey," "The Fall") will appear alongside Dinklage.

Written by Gervasi based on a story by him and Sean Macaulay and directed by Gervasi, My Dinner with Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between a struggling journalist, Danny Tate (Dornan), and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinkage), the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both.

Gervasi wrote an early version of the script in the 1990s, and the film has been in the works since around 2011 as a follow-up to Gervasi’s critically-acclaimed documentary “Anvil: The Story of Anvil.” Dinklage has been attached for most of that time, working to help develop the script. The actor said in a 2012 New York Times interview that it was one of his dream roles to play Villechaize and that he was fascinated by the story.

“He interviewed Hervé right before he killed himself,” Dinklage said. “Sacha was a journalist, sitting here like we are now. After he killed himself, Sacha realized Hervé’s interview was a suicide note.”

Dinklage, who has won two Emmys for his role as Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will next be seen in I Think We’re Alone Now, Avengers: Infinity War, Rememory and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. He is repped by CAA and attorney Karl Austen.

Dornan is currently is in production on Robin Hood Origins opposite Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx. He also is set to reprise his role as Christian Grey in the third installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. Dornan is repped by UTA, Troika in the UK and by Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

The film is in pre-production and begins shooting in London in June. It finishes shooting in Los Angeles in August.