Andy Garcia To Play Ricardo Montalban

Andy GarcĂ­a has been cast as legendary actor Ricardo Montalban in “My Dinner With Herve” which is currently shooting.

The story explores an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in Los Angeles between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and “Fantasy Island” actor Herve Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), resulting in life-changing consequences for both.

Montalban, who went on to star in such iconic 1980s films as “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and “The Naked Gun,” became famous for the 1970s TV series “Fantasy Island” where he co-starred with Villechaize.

Sacha Gervasi (“Hitchcock”) penned and directs from a story by he and Sean Macaulay and inspired by Gervasi’s own experience interviewing Villechaize in 1993 – only days before the actor committed suicide. Oona Chaplin, Mireille Enos and Harriet Walter co-star in the film.

Source: Deadline