Cyrano’s music and song by The National revealed in Featurette

MGM has released a new behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming film, Cyrano, as well as a new single written by The National, titled “Someone in Despair”. The short clip pulls the curtain on this period piece, complete with stars Peter Dinklage, Haley bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr., director Joe wright, and screenwriter Erica Schmidt talk about this story of being loved for who you are.

The film, which is based on Schmidt’s theatrical adaptation of Edmond Rostand‘s Cyrano de Bergeracci, will take on a life of its own as many longer monologues and speeches will be turned into musical numbers. Members of the Grammy Award-winning group, The National, have joined the production to compose and produce the music that will help shape the narrative of Cyrano.

The choice of the filmmaker The National like the band that would lead the songs for Cyrano really makes sense when you hear the first single from the film, “Somebody Desperate”. The song gives us a dramatic piano line, supported by the low hum of the stringed instruments as we hear the iconic voice the band is known for, adding a sound of true desperation to the singer’s voice. You can listen to the full song here.

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Check out the film synopsis below and watch the full clip for this dramatic, musical retelling of a story about ‘feeling worthy to be loved’. The film is released in a limited version on December 17, followed by some theatrical screenings on January 21, 2022.


Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the timeless story of a heartbreaking love triangle. A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac (played by Peter Dinklage) dazzles whether it is by fierce puns during a verbal joust or by a brilliant sword play 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 fell in love, at first sight, with Christian (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.).


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