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Latest Les Miserables movie news….file under: This Is Gonna Be Freakin’ Awesome!!!!!!

In a stroke-of-genius cameo casting, Broadway’s original Valjean, Colm Wilkinson will play the Bishop in the upcoming Les Miserables movie.

When newly paroled Jean Valjean steals silver from the church, the Bishop covers for him by saying the silver was a gift and throws in gold candlesticks so that he can start a new life.

Here is the scene from the 10th anniversary concert with Wilkinson as Valjean.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption.a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine.s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. »

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