Subject: TV HEADS-UP: On October 20th HBO will premiere biopic "My Dinner with Hervé", on the life and career of late diminutive French actor Herve Villechaize, portrayed by great actor Peter Dinklage! -And look for Andy Garcia as 'Ricardo Montalban'! ...
...My Dinner with Hervé is an upcoming American television drama film written and directed by Sacha Gervasi,
based on the later days of actor Hervé Villechaize. The film stars Peter Dinklage as Villechaize, Jamie Dornan
as a struggling journalist, and Andy García as Villechaize's Fantasy Island co-star Ricardo Montalbán.
Peter Dinklage and writer-director Sacha Gervasi spent several years writing and producing a film based on the final days of actor Hervé Villechaize, who committed suicide shortly after his 1993 interview with Gervasi. Dinklage will star and play the title role in My Dinner with Hervé. In May 2017, the movie was approved by HBO, with Dinklage being set to co-star alongside Jamie Dornan. In June 2017, Andy García was cast as Villechaize’s Fantasy Island co-star Ricardo Montalbán. On June 23, Mireille Enos, Oona Chaplin and Harriet Walter joined the cast. On June 27, David Strathairn joined the cast. On July 28, Mark Povinelli and Helena Mattsson joined the cast. The biopic Premieres on HBO on October 20, 2018.
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