JOE WRIGHT on Directing Cyrano starring Peter Dinklage with Screenwriter Erica Schmidt

Today, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome not one but two amazing guests to this very special episode. First, they talk to the one and only Joe Wright! Yes, that’s right, Joe Wright, the director of films such as Pride & Prejudice (2005), Hanna (2011), Anna Karenina (2012), Darkest Hour (2017), and The Woman in the Window (2021). But today he’s here to talk about his latest film, Cyrano, starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and many more. He talks about how he gets great performances, the importance of rehearsals, what he’s looking for in an actor, working with the same crew and how he preps a movie.

And then, Giles and Dom had the pleasure of speaking to the screenwriter of Cyrano, Erica Schmidt. She has never written a screenplay before, but she has written a lot of plays. That is why she talks about her work and life as a playwriter, the challenges of turning a stage play into a film script, how the film came about, and she discusses what she learned from being on set.

It was a great pleasure talking to these brilliant minds. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Joe Wright & Erica Schmidt.

CYRANO will be released in February!

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