In My Dinner with Hervé, a journalist, David Tate (Jamie Dornan) and a network star Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage) become friends. It doesn’t seem that riveting or unusual until you dig a little deeper, and find that the relationship had life-changing consequences for them both. How can it not when a knife-wielding French dwarf actor is involved?
I’m not an expert on Americanized French accents, but Dinklage seems to be doing ok with this one … although whether or not it will become somewhat distracting over the course of the film remains to be seen. The HBO movie is chock-full of talent, and Villechaize’s story is both fascinating and tragic, which should make for a riveting biopic.
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:
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.