Exclusive: Cyrano film to shoot in Sicily with Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage

The project is the latest to raise Italy's profile as a film-friendly destination 

By Nia Daniels 8 Sep 2020

Exclusive: Cyrano film to shoot in Sicily with Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage
Photo via Helen Sloan/HBO

Working Title and MGM’s upcoming film version of Cyrano starring Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage will film in Sicily next month. Haley Bennett co-stars alongside Brian Tyree Henry and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film is an adaptation of Erica Schmidt’s musical – itself an iteration of the Edmond Rostand play Cyrano de Bergerac – that will star Dinklage in the eponymous role he originally played on stage in the US.

Schmidt has also written the screenplay for the feature, which is directed by Joe Wright. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produce for Working Title alongside Guy Heeley.

Rostand’s classic play Cyrano de Bergerac was written in 1897 and centres on a cadet in the French army who, although a gifted poet and accomplished swordsman, has an extremely large nose that fills him with self-doubt and stops him declaring his love for his beautiful, distant cousin, Roxanne.

Italy’s profile as a film-friendly destination has soared in recent years – a combination of stunning location backdrops and a 30% tax credit.

Recent high-profile projects to have filmed there include No Time to Die which shot in Maratea and Matera in southern Italy and Michael Bay’s 6 Underground, which utilised Florence and environs.


Photo by Helen Sloan - © 2019 - HBO

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