A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles in any confrontation with both his sharp verbal wit and his stinging sword in a duel. A separate question is the affairs of the heart, where his particular physique manages to inhibit it. He is hesitant to declare his feelings for Roxanne, a lover of literature and a keen intellect, who has been a close friend of Cyrano for years. He has been secretly in love with her all of her adult life, but is convinced that her appearance makes him unworthy of her love. Roxanne fears ending up with her domineering and wealthy suitor, the powerful Duke De Guiche. However, when Roxanne locks eyes with Christian, a recent recruit in the ranks of the Kingsguard, it is love at first sight. Cyrano encourages Christian to woo Roxanne with love letters, instantly discovering that the young man will need his passionate skill with a pen. Thus, Cyrano will finally be able to express his true feelings for Roxanne, although through another person, which will cause him to end up trapped in an unexpected love triangle.
In keeping with the tradition of classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films that paid homage to romance lyrically and visually, award-winning director Joe Wright (Darkest Hour) orchestrates a daring new adaptation of Cyrano’s epic love story. Bergerac. Shot on stunning locations in Italy, this new version of Edmond Rostand’s work reimagines the timeless story of ingenuity, courage and love in a musical composed by Bryce and Aaron Dessner and Matt Berninger of The National. Peter Dinklage (Avengers: Infinity War) plays Cyrano in a colorful, anarchic period fantasy that celebrates life and love between music and songs performed live. He is joined in the cast by Haley Bennett (The Girl on the Train) and Kelvin Harrison Jr. (The Trial of the Chicago 7), as the other two parts of the main love triangle, as well as Ben Mendelsohn (Captain Marvel) and Bashir Salahuddin ( A small favor), among others.