In the 30-second teaser trailer below, the premise of HBO’s latest biopic gets laid out pretty cleanly: Danny Tate (Dornan) is a journalist assigned to speak with Villechaize (Dinklage), “the most famous dwarf in the world.” Villechaize promises he has a story to tell about his life as the star of projects including “The Man With the Golden Gun” and “Fantasy Island.”
While Dinklage does not share Villechaize’s French heritage, he is a two-time Emmy winner for his work on “Game of Thrones” and seems committed to mastering the accent work involved. Per HBO, the cast also includes:
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.
“My Dinner With Hervé” is directed by Sacha Gervasi, whose previous credits include the films “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” and “Hitchcock.” The screenplay was also written by Gervasi, with story by Gervasi & Sean Macaulay, and executive producers include Steven Zaillian, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz, Jessica de Rothschild, Peter Dinklage, Garrett Basch, and David Ginsberg.
The film premieres October 20 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO. Check out the first teaser below.