Yesterday (October 6th, 2021), Universal Pictures released the trailer for romantic-style movie, Cyrano, starring Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage.
The romance genre is, and may always be, a beloved genre for films. Emotions can run high, scenes can be racy, and secrets can be kept and revealed; what’s not to love?
Next year (2022), Cyrano will grace cinemas; the upcoming feature is based on the play, Cyrano de Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostand in 1897; many fans of this play have seen and adored the trailer, and now have high hopes for the forthcoming adaptation.
Joe Wright, an award-winning director who has led projects such as Atonement (2007), Pride & Prejudice (2005), and The Woman in the Window (2021), has excited film fans once again with his upcoming re-imagining of a romantic, beautiful tale that is Cyrano.
A man years ahead of his own time, Cyrano de Bergerac (Dinklage) shines rather brightly among his peers, whether it is with smart, fierce wordplay at a local joust, or with excellent swordplay in a gruelling duel.
However, Cyrano is convinced that his looks make him unworthy of the love of a loyal friend, the beautiful Roxanne (Haley Bennett); but he has yet to speak his true feelings for her, and she has already fallen in love with Christian (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.), at first sight no less.
Cyrano appears to host the, perhaps ultimate, story of unrequited love. Dinklage suits his role within this upcoming feature so well, as his character’s passion for Roxanne only deepens, despite her admitting she loves someone else.
Dinklage has a soft, lovable side to his acting, showcased rather wonderfully in Cyrano’s trailer. The atmosphere to the movie is also admirable and wonderful, as while the story appears rather sad, the bright, lush colours would suggest a more uplifting narrative.
The images released for Cyrano are also impressive, as they boast a clean, crisp quality and suggest some beautiful scenes are to come. Fans of the play Cyrano is based off should certainly be excited to see it adapted for the big screen; here’s hoping the adaptation does the beloved script justice.
Cyrano will be in cinemas on January 14th, 2022.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal