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‘Cyrano’ Director Joe Wright Explains Why the Movie Musical Is Better Without ‘The Nose’ (Video)

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thewrap Diane Haithman
2022-01-14 18:30:01

Most stage and movie productions of French playwright Edmond Rostand’s 1897 “Cyrano de Bergerac” have featured Cyrano — the man who pens the letters that make the beautiful Roxanne fall for someone else — with a giant prosthetic nose attached to the actor’s face, making it visibly clear why Cyrano believes a perfect woman like Roxanne could never love him.

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