The exclusive new HBO drama film My Dinner With Hervé starring leading actors Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan will stream and screen on FOX SHOWCASE in October.
Inspired by a true story, My Dinner With Hervé explores the unlikely friendship between the world’s most famous French dwarf actor, Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize (played by Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage), and struggling Irish journalist Danny Tate (Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan) as it unfolds over one wild night in L.A. in 1993 – a raw and honest encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both.
Written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, who the character of Danny Tate is based upon, the film follows the final days of Hervé Villechaize’s life, before he commits suicide at the age of 50, shortly after his interview with Tate.
My Dinner With Hervé also features a stellar lineup of supporting cast members, including Andy García as Villechaize’s Fantasy Island co-star Ricardo Montalbán, Harriet Walter as Tate’s newspaper editor and David Strathairn as Villechaize’s longtime agent.
Directed by Sacha Gervasi, with a screenplay by Gervasi and story by Gervasi and Sean Macaulay, the film is executive produced by Steven Zaillian, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz, Jessica de Rothschild, Sacha Gervasi and Peter Dinklage. Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg serve as co-executive producers.
My Dinner With Hervé premieres Friday, October 26 at 8.30pm AEDT on Fox Showcase