Following-up their release of a “first-look” photo from the set of My Dinner With Hervé, HBO Films announced that Mireille Enos (The Killing) has been cast in the key role of Villechaize’s longtime girlfriend Kathy Self opposite Peter Dinklage‘s Villechaize and Jamie Dornan‘s journalist Danny Tate. Joining Enos in the casting announcement are Oona Chaplin (Taboo) as Tate’s girlfriend Kate and Harriet Walter (The Crown) as Baskin, Danny’s newspaper editor.
Based on a story by the movie’s director Sacha Gervasi and Sean Macaulay, My Dinner With Hervé centers on the unlikely friendship that develops over the course of a manic night out in Los Angeles between journalist Tate and gun-toting, explosive actor Villechaize that results in both re-examining their lives.
Dinklage and Gervasi are executive producing with Steven Zaillian, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz and Jessica de Rothschild; with Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg co-executive producing.
Enos is best known for her role as Sarah Linden in AMC’s drama series The Killing, earning her Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards nominations. Most recently, she played Alice Vaughn in Shonda Rhimes‘ The Catch and is on tap for the sci-fi anthology Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams for Amazon.
Chaplin’s credits include the role of Zilpha Geary on FX’s Taboo, with feature film roles in The Longest Ride and Quantum Solace. She has also been cast in the role of Varang in James Cameron’s next four Avatar films.
Walter is best known for her role as Clementine Churchill in Netflix’s The Crown and as Marion Guthrie on Starz’s Black Sails. She also played the role of Dr. Kalonia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Villechaize (born Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize) was a French actor and painter who achieved worldwide recognition for various film and television roles. His role as Nick Nack in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974 was a particular standout, though it would be his role as Mr. Roarke’s assistant, Tattoo, on the television series Fantasy Island from 1978-1984 that would catapult him into the pop culture lexicon with his line, “Ze plane! Ze plane!” In 1993, Villechaize’s longtime girlfriend Kathy Self would discover the actor’s body in the backyard of his Northern Hollywood home-victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Villechaize was 50 years old.