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Anne Hathaway cast in Tom Hooper‘s Les Miserables with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Anne Hathaway joining Les Miserables (2012) with Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman puts to rest who will be playing the central characters in the film. Anne Hathaway will be playing the role of Fantine, Russell Crowe will play Inspector Javert, and Hugh Jackman will play Jean Valjean. Helena Bonham Carter will be playing Madame Thénardier and supposedly Geoffrey Rush is in talks to play Thénardier.
What producer Cameron Mackintosh said about the casting:
“I’d been hoping we could make a film on Les MISÉRABLES ever since it opened on Broadway…I’ve got a marvelous cast so far with Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert and Anne Hathaway as Fantine,” producer Cameron Mackintosh told BBC Radio today. “We’re busy casting the rest of the parts.”
About the release of Toby Hooper »
Les Misérables aka Les Mis, one of the most famous musicals worldwide, based on the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, will star Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert playing opposite Hugh Jackman‘s Jean Valjean. Of course, you don’t need to show your face at the theater because Universal has set Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Les [...]
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- Nick Martin
Hugh Jackman has reportedly entered talks for the lead role in a big-screen adaptation of Les Misérables. The movie version of the Victor Hugo novel will be directed by Tom Hooper, who won an Oscar for The King's Speech earlier this year. X-Men and Australia actor Jackman will play protagonist Jean Valjean if a deal is completed, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Da Vinci Code actor Paul Bettany is in the frame to play police inspector Javert, according to Deadline. Cameron Mackintosh, who adapted the original French musical version of Les Misérables for the West End, will produce the movie alongside (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
The main leads are Jean Valjean, the brave ex-prisoner, and Inspector Javert, his persistent pursuer. Mackintosh wants the opera tenor Alfie Boe to screen-test for Valjean since Boe played Valjean at the 25th-anniversary Les Miserables concert when the sentiment of a singer’s voice matched the character he was playing. That’s the rank of quality needed for the film by Mackintosh opinion.
If producers cast famous tenor they must follow that step by casting major names to play the other characters such as Javert; the thieving Thenardiers; Marius; Cosette; and Fantine. »
- Nikola Mraovic
A Plethora Of Names Being Considered For Film Including Robert Downey Jr., Anne Hathaway & Marion Cotillard Even though director Tom Hooper isn't yet totally committed to directing the film adaptation of Victor Hugo's iconic musical "Les Misérables," it seems like the producers are already eyeing talent for the potential project. The Daily Mail's Baz Bambigoye reports that not only is Hooper imminently set to conclude negotiations and begin scripting with Bill Nicholson but that producer Cameron Mackintosh is already championing British opera tenor Alfie Boe for the lead role of Jean Valjean, the heroic ex-convict protagonist whose road to… »
Oscar-winner Tom Hooper is officially in talks to film his follow-up to The King’s Speech. A spokesperson for the British director confirmed a Deadline report that he’s in negotiations to bring a musical adaptation of Les Misérables to the screen for Universal. The 1985 musical, based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, is one of the most successful theatrical productions of all time.
‘The King’s Speech’ to be re-released as a PG-13 version on April 1
Tom Hooper on PG-13 ‘King’s Speech’: ‘I wouldn’t support cutting the film in any way’ »
- Jeff Labrecque
'Inception' nabs four awards, one more than early awards-season fave 'Social Network.'
By Eric Ditzian
Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
"The King's Speech" entered the biggest night in Hollywood as the clear front-runner to win top honors and did not stumble at the 83rd Academy Awards, nabbing four wins out of 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Colin Firth and Best Director for Tom Hooper.
"Inception" ended up roping in four wins as well, one better than "The Social Network," which lost out in all the major categories after beginning awards season as a potential dominant Oscar presence yet losing momentum over the past month. The evening, in fact, unfolded without a single upset in the major categories, from Melissa Leo's ("The Fighter") early Supporting Actress win »
Les Misérables has been a long-running London West End and Broadway Musical favourite for many years as well as on Broadway (currently the third longest-running musical), and has been the subject of a potential movie adaptation on many occasions. Alan Parker was thought to be attached to the project in the late 1980s, and in the early 1990s a Tri-Star adaptation with Bruce Beresford at the helm seemed to be in the works. The motion picture adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic of early 19th-century rural France was even promised at the end of the DVD of »
The La Times seems to have spies situated deep in the camp of The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper, and they’re spilling all of the beans when it comes to what his next film may be. One shady, unnamed source says that Hooper has already been offered and turned down the chance to direct Iron Man 3. As has been previously reported, Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black will be the one taking on the further adventures of the red and gold Avenger, so this suggests that Black was not Marvel’s first pick for continuing the series. What is Hooper going to do instead of a super hero sequel? Well, another source close to the director told the Times that he is considering an offer to direct a film version of Les Misérables. What started as a 1860s era novel by French icon Victor Hugo has spawned countless republishings and adaptations since it’s release »
- Nathan Adams
Les Misérables is being developed by Working Title, producers of Atonement. The project is set to be a big-budget musical, surrounding the life of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict and revolutionary in 19th Century France.
A non-musical adaptation of the novel on which the west-end musical is based was released in 1998, co-incidentally starring King’s Speech’s Geoffrey Rush.
Hooper is definitely in his element when it comes to making period and historical dramas, following the King’s Speech and his 2005 Elisabeth I mini-series for Channel 4. He apparently rejected Iron Man 3 because he was enthusiastic to pursue another historical piece; so the »
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Geoffrey Rush is one a select few actors who have earned the "Triple Crown of Acting" -- an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy.
The Australian actor earned his fourth Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Lionel Logue, the King's speech therapist in "The King's Speech." Rush not only stars, but also served as an executive producer of the film, which is nominated for Best Picture of the Year.
Rush's talents were discovered long before his currently acclaimed role. »
11 items from 2011
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