The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner have Announced Soundtrack for Peter
Dinklage–Starring Musical Film Cyrano
It was announced last year that MGM had acquired the rights to the film, which will
be directed by Joe Wright and see Peter Dinklage reprising his role as Cyrano De
Bergerac from the 2018 musical that played at the historic Goodspeed Opera House’s
The Cyrano OST will be released via Decca Records in vinyl and CD formats on
December 10, with the film coming to UK cinemas in January.
The music has been written and composed by the Dessner twins, while National
frontman Matt Berninger and his wife Carin Besser have written lyrics for the score,
which will be performed by Dinklage and more.
A new song from The National, ‘Somebody Desperate’, will also appear on the
soundtrack and feature in the end credits of the film.
You can Pre-order physical editions of the soundtrack. The first single ‘Someone To
Say’ will arrive on Friday (October 8).
The film, which is an adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de
Bergerac written by writer/director/actor Erica Schmidt (Dinklage’s wife), will also
star Haley Bennett (as Roxanne), Brian Tyree Henry and Ben Mendelsohn.
Speaking to NME in 2019, Berninger said the songs he wrote for Cyrano were “some
of the best” he’s ever written.
“To get inside those characters has been a fun way to look at things from a different
side and turn the binoculars backwards,” he said during The National’s 2018 NME Big
A release date for the upcoming film adaptation by Wright, who recently completed
the Amy Adams-starring The Woman In The Window, is yet to be revealed.