The movie musical resurgence continues with “Cyrano”, an upcoming adaptation of Erica Schmidt’s 2018 stage musical which was an adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic 1897 play, “Cyrano de Bergerac”. The film comes for director Joe Wright who last film “The Woman in the Window” didn’t quite live up to its potential. But Wright has a pretty good track record so there’s reasons to be optimistic.
Rather than being the story of a man with giant nose, the Cyrano in Wright’s film is of tiny stature (played by the always superb Peter Dinklage). Cyrano is in love with a young beauty named Roxanne (Haley Bennett) but he’s convinced himself he’s unworthy of her affection. He’s finally able to express through romantic love letters written in the name of a dashing young suitor (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.). There are definitely some of Wright’s signature visual flourishes and the cast is intriguing. That’s enough for me to give it a go.
“Cyrano” opens in theaters December 31st. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.