Cyrano’s monologues turn into musical numbers in new featurette

Waiting for the retelling of the classic love story, CyranoMGM has thrown some content at us to help us out, in the form of a new featurette titled A razor spirit. In the featurette, several of the film’s biggest stars, as well as its director, Joe Wrighttalk about the creative process Cyrano.

Between stunning cinematography, dazzling dance numbers and strong vocal performances, A razor spirit allows viewers to immerse themselves in the period piece and better understand what the cast and crew hoped to achieve in this larger-than-life production. Because the plot of Cyrano is such a well-known story, Wright says he set out to “create something entirely new,” turning many of the monologues from the original piece into songs, such as Pierre Dinklage, who plays the main role, notes. This shift from speech to song also opened the doors of what was possible to bring the film to life. All along A razor spiritviewers also hear from the Dinklage co-stars and the other two points of the film’s love triangle, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Haley Bennet.


The screenplay for the film was directed by Erica Schmidt, who adapted and staged his own musical version of the original play by Edmond Rostand. The stage performance featured music by Aaron and Bryce Desner, with lyrics by Matt Berninger and Carin BesserAaron and Bryce Dessner reuniting again to compose the music for the upcoming film, which is available to stream now.

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CyranoThe production team of is made up of Tim Bevan, Eric Felnerand Guy Heeleywith executive producers Erica Schmidt, Sarah Jane Robinson, Sheeraz Shah, Lucas WebbBerninger, Besser, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Kevin Ulrich, Aaron L. Gilbertand Jason fabric.

Cyrano is set to debut in select theaters on January 28, with a full release to follow on February 11. Check out the featurette below to see some of the film’s creative process unfold before your eyes.

And check out the full synopsis of the film here:

Award-winning director Joe Wright wraps moviegoers in a symphony of emotion with music, romance and beauty in Cyrano, reimagining the timeless story of a heartbreaking love triangle. A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac (played by Peter Dinklage) dazzles whether it’s fierce wordplay in a verbal contest or brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance makes him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne (Haley Bennett), Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her — and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr).


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