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Earlier this year, HBO announced that network favorite Peter Dinklage would be playing actor Hervé Villechaize in an upcoming TV movie, My Dinner With Hervé. The film recounts a “life-changing” encounter between Villechaize (who, unlike Dinklage, was of half-Filipino, half-English descent) and a struggling journalist in 1993, the year the Fantasy Island star killed himself at the age of 50. Now, the network has released its first look at Dinklage’s Villechaize, plus Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan as writer Danny Tate.

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HBO’s press release describes Villechaize as “the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf,” and while there’s no weaponry in evidence, he does have a pretty loud shirt. (Meanwhile, Dornan just looks uncomfortable to be hanging out in such a tacky car.) HBO has yet to set a release date for the film.

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