Jamie Dornan has signed on to star in MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ, an HBO Films production that will see the network’s Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage playing Hervé Villechaize, the actor best known for playing Tattoo on Fantasy Island and henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun.
The movie will chronicle the unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and Villechaize, resulting in life-changing consequences for both.
The project hails from writer-director Sacha Gervasi, who conducted the last interview with Villechaize and has spent the better part of the last decade developing My Dinner With Hervé as a feature.
“Hervé wasn’t just a pop culture icon; he was one of the most charming, cultured and dangerous people I’ve ever met. His is the story of a unique misfit trying to find his place in the world,” Gervasi previously said in an interview.
Gervasi and Sean Macaulay share story credit, and the director is also executive producing the movie with Steven Zaillian, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz, Jessica de Rothschild and Dinklage, while Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg will serve as co-executive producers.
Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, for which he has won two Emmys and a Golden Globe. He next stars in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Avengers: Infinity War. He’s represented by CAA and Attorney Karl Austen.
Dornan plays Christian Grey in the blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, and he’s currently filming Robin Hood: Origins with Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx. That film will arrive one month after Fifty Shades Freed. He’s repped by CAA, Troika and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief