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, Foxtel’s premium On Demand drama destination and home of HBO, from Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm Qld / 8:30pm AEDT.
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.
FOX SHOWCASE is the exclusive Australian home of FX and HBO content and features must-see international programming including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, The Affair, Ray Donovan, Westworld, The Walking Dead and American Horror Story. It is also the exclusive home to Foxtel’s own award-winning original dramas, which continue to break new ground and win local and international praise. These dramas includeWentworth, A Place to Call Home and Picnic at Hanging Rock.