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Les Miserables: Mini-Series of Classic Novel in the Works

23 July 2016 8:03 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Can you hear the people sing? They're singing about a new TV show. Deadline reports the BBC and The Weinstein Co. are developing a new series based on the novel Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.Published in 1862, the epic novel tells the story of several characters living during a time of unrest in early 19th century France. Since its release, the book has been adapted into several movies, a popular musical, and a 2000 TV miniseries starring Gerard Depardieu.Read More… »

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The BBC announces six-part adaptation of Les Miserables

21 July 2016 11:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The BBC and Weinstein TV announced that BAFTA-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies (War and Peace) has signed on to adapt Victor Hugo’s classic novel Les Miserables as a six-part drama.

“Most of us are familiar with the musical version which only offers a fragmentary outline of its story,” states Davis. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity of doing real justice to Victor Hugo at last by adapting his masterpiece in a six hour version for the BBC, with the same team who made War and Peace.”

Andrew Davies’ extraordinary skill for adaptation will bring the world famous Les Misérables into powerful focus for a modern audience with a multi-layered re-telling of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece”, adds Charlotte Moore, director of content at the BBC. “BBC One viewers can expect the same quality and scale from the team behind War and Peace in this epic tale of redemption and the healing power of love. »

- Gary Collinson

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BBC Plans Non-Musical "Les Miserables" Series

21 July 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The BBC has announced that they are developing a new six-part mini-series adaptation of Victor Hugo's 19th century classic novel "Les Miserables" for BBC One and Weinstein Television. Much of the same team behind their recent "War and Peace" adaptation are also involved.

The new production is not based on the famed musical, instead writer Andrew Davies is going back to the original novel. He will go deeper into the original story of former convict Jean Valjean and chilling police officer Javert's cat-and-mouse relationship against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content said in a statement: "Andrew Davies' extraordinary skill for adaptation will bring the world famous Les Miserables into powerful focus for a modern audience with a multi-layered re-telling of Victor Hugo's masterpiece. BBC One viewers can expect the same quality and scale from the team behind 'War »

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‘Les Misérables’ Becoming TV Miniseries, Thanks To Weinstein Co. & BBC

21 July 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables” is set to make its television debut, thanks to the Weinstein Co. and BBC. The companies announced on Thursday that they will develop a six-part miniseries of the acclaimed classic set in 19th century France.

The project will be a co-production between BBC Studios and Lookout Point for BBC One in association with Weinstein Television. Andrew Davies, who also wrote the adaptation for ‘War & Peace’ for the two companies, will write the script based on the novel that depicted French convict Jean Valjean’s struggles to escape his past while being hunted for decades over a parole violation by Inspector Javert.

Read More: Michael Keaton Biopic ‘The Founder’ Moves to December as Weinstein Juggles Awards Slate

“’Les Miserables’ is a huge iconic title,” Davies said in a release. “Most of us are familiar with the musical version which only offers a fragmentary outline of its story. »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Les Misérables’ Becoming TV Miniseries, Thanks To Weinstein Co. & BBC

21 July 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables” is set to make its television debut, thanks to the Weinstein Co. and BBC. The companies announced on Thursday that they will develop a six-part miniseries of the acclaimed classic set in 19th century France.

The project will be a co-production between BBC Studios and Lookout Point for BBC One in association with Weinstein Television. Andrew Davies, who also wrote the adaptation for ‘War & Peace’ for the two companies, will write the script based on the novel that depicted French convict Jean Valjean’s struggles to escape his past while being hunted for decades over a parole violation by Inspector Javert.

Read More: Michael Keaton Biopic ‘The Founder’ Moves to December as Weinstein Juggles Awards Slate

“’Les Miserables’ is a huge iconic title,” Davies said in a release. “Most of us are familiar with the musical version which only offers a fragmentary outline of its story. »

- Liz Calvario

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Weinstein TV, BBC Teaming for 'Les Miserables' Miniseries

21 July 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Having come together for War & Peace, The Weinstein Co. and the BBC are set to reunite for another big-budget period TV adaptation, this time moving the action to revolutionary France. Les Miserables, a six-part miniseries based on Victor Hugo's acclaimed classic, will be a co-production between BBC Studios and Lookout Point (also behind War & Peace and the upcoming The Collection) for BBC One in association with Weinstein Television, it was announced Thursday. Andrew Davis, who wrote the War & Peace adaptation, will pen the Miserables script, going back to the novel to delve into the

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- Alex Ritman

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‘Les Miserables': BBC, Weinstein Team Up for 6-Part TV Adaptation

21 July 2016 6:18 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Les Miserables” is headed to the small-screen, thanks to the BBC, Weinsteins and screenwriter Andrew Davies. The new six-part, six-hour adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel “Les Mis” will be a BBC Studios and Lookout Point co-production for BBC One, in association with Weinstein Television. Davies, Bethan Jones, Faith Penhale, Simon Vaughan, and Harvey Weinstein are executive producers. The project was commissioned by Charlotte Moore and Lucy Richer. BBC Worldwide will distribute “Les Miserables” globally, with the exception of the U.S. and China, where Weinstein Television has the rights. Harvey’s company also holds an option for Canada. »

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The Weinstein Co. And BBC Re-Team On Event TV Adaptation Of ‘Les Miserables’

21 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Having jointly conquered one literary classic with Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, the Weinstein Co. and BBC are re-teaming for an event TV adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic Les Miserables. The six-point mini will be written by award-winning scribe Andrew Davies, who also adapted Tolstoy’s epic tale for TWC and the BBC. Davies will be working from Hugo’s novel, rather than the musical, to delve deep into the many layers of Jean Valjean and Javert’s cat-and-mouse… »

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Top 5 Films For Bastille Day, July 14

13 July 2016 7:50 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In honor of Bastille Day, July 14, France’s independence day, here is a list of five top French Revolution films (in no particular order). Not all the films are French and not all have to do with The Revolution. but all celebrate French patriotism or the revolutionary ideals of Liberté, Égalité et Fraternité.

Oddly, there are not a lot of great French films on the Revolution, although it certainly seems a ripe subject for an epic. Still, all these are great films, in the spirit of the day. Vive La France!

Danton (1983)

The great French actor Gerard Depardieu stars as Danton, one of the early leaders of the Revolution but who fell from power as revolutionary leaders became more radical, in this excellent French film from Polish director Andrzej Wajda. It is considered one of the best films on the Revolution, but it was also a covert jab at the »

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Pegg, Myers Join Robbie In "Terminal"

24 May 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Simon Pegg and Mike Myers are set to join Margot Robbie in the Vaughn Stein-directed noir thriller "Terminal" for Highland Film Group.

The film tells the story of two hit men (Dexter Fletcher, Max Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, the unlikely pair find a dynamic woman named Annie (Robbie) who may be more involved than they had originally suspected.

This marks Stein's directorial debut following his work as an assistant director on the likes of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," "World War Z," "Les Miserables" and "In the Heart of the Sea". Currently in pre-production, with casting still underway for the remaining roles, shooting will take place in Hungary.

Source: Highland Film Group »

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