Emmy winner David Strathairn (Temple Grandin) has signed on to join Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage in MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ, the HBO Films project that is is currently in production, the Tracking Board has learned.
The movie will chronicle the unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both.
Mireille Enos will co-star as Villechaize’s longtime girlfriend Kathy Self, while Oona Chaplin (Taboo) and Harriet Walter (The Crown) will Danny’s girlfriend and his newspaper editor, respectively.
Strathairn will play Marty Rothstein, Hervé’s longtime agent. It will be the Oscar-nominated actor’s second time working with writer-director Sacha Gervasi, as Strathairn also has a role in the director’s upcoming film November Criminals, which will be released this November.
Gervasi, who conducted the last interview with Villechaize, shares story credit with Sean Macaulay and is also executive producing the movie with Steven Zaillian, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz, Jessica de Rothschild and Dinklage. Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg are serving as co-executive producers.
Strathairn, who earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck, has been balancing indies and studio movies of late, with recent turns in Godzilla, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, The Bourne Legacy, Louder Than Bombs and American Pastoral. He’s represented by ICM Partners and Ryan Entertainment.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief