Peter Dinklage will be taking on the challenge of following Steve Martin’s Roxanne overtures with the Cyrano UK release date planned for early 2022. Here’s everything that we know so far about the film including the cast, story synopsis and the latest on the age rating and parents guide for the upcoming adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac.
Obviously, the Joe Wright directed romantic musical drama won’t be going down the same comedic path as the 1987 Fred Schepisi film. Instead, it’s a fairly serious take on the story of French soldier, Cyrano de Bergerac (Dinklage), and his hidden love for Roxanne, who he thinks could never love him back.Advertisement In the original story, it was all about the size of Cyrano’s nose, but in the Joe Wright and Peter Dinklage production the inhibiting factor is his height. Things get trickier when Christian, a new cadet in his regiment, catches the eye of Roxanne and persuades de Bergerac to help him in his quest to win her over with his romantic poetic writing.
In addition to Dinklage in the starring role, the Cyrano cast includes Haley Bennet (Th Girl on the Train) as Roxanne and Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Monster) as Christian. It also features Bashir Salahuddin (Top Gun 2: Maverick) as Le Bret, Monica Dolan (The Dig) as Roxanne’s duenna and Ben Mendelsohn (Spider-Man: Far From Home) as the Count de Guiche.Advertisement We’ll update you on more details for the cast
Cyrano UK release date
The Cyrano UK release date has been put back to Friday the 25th February 2022, so if you’re looking for some period drama in the New Year it could be a good one to catch. It’s already being tipped for Oscars success and with good reviews following its premier at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2021 it should be an impressive production.
It’s out in the US a little earlier than in the UK, coming out on the 31st December 2021, so it’s going to be one of the films to catch over the New Year holidays over there. The story is pretty well known, so it won’t matter too much in terms of plot details, especially with it already having so much coverage from its film festival screenings.Advertisement Strangely, there are a lot of films out in the New Year, so Cyrano is going to have a bit of competition to face at the box office. Operation Mincemeat comes out a month earlier and then there’s Deep Water, Scream, The 355 and The Man From Toronto with close release dates. Morbius had been scheduled to come out around the same time, but it has now been put back until April.
With the February release, it should then go on to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K and digital around May/June 2022.
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Age rating and parents guide
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has now confirmed the age rating for Cyrano in the UK as 12A with the release date upon us. It had already ben given a PG13 certificate in North America already, which was a good indicator that it was likely to come out as a 12A over here, which is now the case.
From a parents guide point of view, there will be mild violence with Cyrano’s sword fighting and the Franco-Spanish war elements of the story. As you probably know already, there is plenty of tragedy in Edmond Rostand’s play, so expect a few teary eyes before the credits roll, and a little blood to have been spilled along the way. There’s also language, discrimination and threat elements to consider.
We’ll update you with more details on the musical drama as they get confirmed. You can also check out our movie news section to keep tabs on the latest upcoming film release dates, age rating details and parents guide notes, or visit the MGM website at https://www.mgm.com/.
The Cyrano runtime has been confirmed to be 2 hours and 4 minutes. If you’ve seen the trailer and think that it looks like it tells the whole story, you couldn’t be further from the truth, which you can see by how long the film is.