Peter Dinklage in First Trailer for HBO's Biopic 'My Dinner with Hervé'

August 26, 2018
Source: YouTube

My Dinner with Hervé Trailer

"I have a little story for you, junior." HBO has unveiled the teaser trailer for a new film titled My Dinner with Hervé, the latest feature made by award-winning filmmaker Sacha Gervasi (ofAnvil: The Story of Anvil, Hitchcock, November Criminals). The film stars Peter Dinklage as the famous French dwarf actor Herve Villechaize, who many will recognize from either The Man with the Golden Gun (as Scaramanga's little henchman Nick Nack) or "Fantasy Island" (as Tattoo). The story is about an evening in Los Angeles in which struggling journalist Danny Tate, as played by Jamie Dornan, is sent to meet and interview Herve. This really happened and, as the story goes, it was "an encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both." I had no idea they were even making this film! But I am so very interested already. This teaser doesn't show much, but it's more than enough to sell me. I'm a big fan of Nick Nack, and I think it's great to see Dinklage playing Villechaize, digging deep into the challenges of being a celebrity dwarf. This also stars Andy Garcia, Mireille Enos, Oona Chaplin, Helena Mattsson, and Harriet Walter. Watch below.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Sacha Gervasi's My Dinner with Hervé, direct from HBO's YouTube:

My Dinner with Hervé Trailer

Inspired by a real story, HBO's My Dinner with Hervé explores the unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and Herve Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), the world's most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor, as it unfolds over one wild night in Los Angeles -- an encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both. My Dinner with Hervé is directed by award-winning English filmmaker Sacha Gervasi, director of the documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil plus the films Hitchcock and November Criminals previously, who is also a taletned screenwriter (The Big Tease, The Terminal, Henry's Crime). The screenplay is also written by Sacha Gervasi, based on a story by Sean Macaulay and Sacha Gervasi. This hasn't premiered at any film festivals or otherwise yet. HBO will release Gervasi's My Dinner with Hervé exclusively starting October 20th this fall. First impression? Who's interested in this?

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I think he still did not made a film that he deserves. We'll see if this came any closer in that respect ...

shiboleth on Aug 26, 2018


Huh? Who did not make what? I am quite curious about this, it seems to be one specific story from Herve's life... And a good one at that.

Alex Billington on Aug 26, 2018


I go somehow along the same lines here. As said down in reply to Bo, I was thinking of Dinklage, the main actor here. I tend to like him and I hope this will be a good one, with him being the leading man. Herve was not very much in my thoughts, Dinklage was. That's all. Thanks for you comment, though, boss. And sorry for freaking you out too ...

shiboleth on Aug 27, 2018


First of all, my apologies to both of you. Secondly, and I am sorry about this, because ... well, I was thinking of Peter Dinklage. I think he deserves a good film on his own because I like his energy and his way of portraying different characters. I especially like what you have written Bo, about the director of this film since it means that there's a possibility for Dinklage to have a good one here.I wasn't really thinking of Herve, but I could imagine about him what you've described here. Sorry for freaking you out about this. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Aug 27, 2018


Sorry Bo, I don't have too many information on Herve and was never really interested to know much about him. And I'm only interested as long as it does have something to do with Dinklage. He's taking chances with many stories and all I care about is his work. That will be the only reason to see this. Maybe... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Aug 28, 2018


Seems like one of those that will be good to watch once and then immediately forget about only to reference later when you cannot remember the title.

DAVIDPD on Aug 27, 2018

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