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Gary Oldman And Kristin Scott Thomas To Star As Winston And Clementine Churchill In Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour

6 September 2016 7:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”

Winston Churchill

Continuing creative collaborations that began over a decade ago, premier specialty label Focus Features is reteaming with both Working Title Films, one of the world’s leading film production companies, and director Joe Wright on Darkest Hour. Focus will hold worldwide rights to the film as part of the company’s renewed global initiative; Focus will release Darkest HOURdomestically on November 24th, 2017 in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film around the world, beginning with the U.K. on December 29th, 2017.

Production on Darkest Hour begins this fall.

Mr. Wright will direct Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. »

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Thank you for being here today and for 15 years, ‘Princess Diaries’

3 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For over six decades, Disney has been igniting in little girls the dream of being a princess. Then, in 2001, with the help of Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, the House of Mouse showed us that wearing the tiara is not all it’s cracked up to be. The Princess Diaries opened in theaters 15 years ago today. Hathaway’s Mia Thermopiles learns just what kind of pressure and responsibility is involved with being princess when she learns she’s the heir to the crown of Genovia. “I don’t want to run my own country. I just want to pass 10th grade,” she moans. It was the film debut of Anne Hathaway, who has since become Hollywood royalty herself, earning an Oscar for Les Misérables and nabbing coveted roles like Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. The Princess Diaries gave us Anne Hathaway, and it also gave us »

- Emily Rome

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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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TVLine Items: Les Miserables Mini, Divas Reborn, Once Casts Count and More

21 July 2016 1:49 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Valjean, at last, we see each other… on the small screen.

BBC One has announced a six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables , by the same team that adapted War & Peace (including screenwriter Andrew Davies and producer Harvey Weinstein).

RelatedFall TV 2016: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

Les Misérables is a huge iconic title. Most of us are familiar with the musical version which only offers a fragmentary outline of its story,” Davies noted in a statement. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity of doing real justice to Victor Hugo at last by adapting »

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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 team on 'Les Miserables'

21 July 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Six-part series will be adapted by War And Peace scribe Andrew Davies.

BBC1 has commissioned a six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th century classic Les Misérables from the team behind War & Peace [pictured].

The 6 x 60-minute series will be adapted by War And Peace screenwriter Andrew Davies and co-produced by the drama’s producers Lookout Point and BBC Studios, in association with Weinstein Television.

Lookout Point first mooted the second Weinstein collaboration back in February after War And Peace closed with a consolidated average audience of 7.1m (24.3%).

The series will tell the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict unable to escape the shadow of his past life, and his relentless pursuit by the chilling police officer Javert, against the backdrop of civil unrest in France.

The series was commissioned by director of content Charlotte Moore and acting drama of BBC drama commissioning Lucy Richer.

The executive producers will be Davies, Bethan Jones for BBC »

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BBC to make Les Misérables for TV with War and Peace team

21 July 2016 6:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Producer Harvey Weinstein and screenwriter Andrew Davies on board for adaptation based on novel rather than hit musical

The BBC is to make a six-part adaptation of Les Misérables with the team behind War and Peace, including producer Harvey Weinstein and screenwriter Andrew Davies.

The new six-hour drama will be based on the 19th century classic novel by Victor Hugo, rather than the award-winning musical, and will air on BBC1.

Related: Andrew Davies: my Les Misérables will be nothing like 'shoddy farrago' musical

Related: Clive James: how did the BBC’s War And Peace measure up?

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- John Plunkett

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Weinstein TV and the BBC Team Up For ‘Les Miserables’ Miniseries

21 July 2016 6:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Weinstein Television and the BBC are teaming up for a new version of Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables.” The six-part adaptation will be written by veteran scribe Andrew Davies, who most recently turned “War & Peace” into a six-part series for BBC and A&E Networks.

Les Misérables” will be a co-production by BBC Studios and Lookout Point for BBC One in association with Weinstein TV. Weinstein TV will be the distributor in the U.S. and China.

For those who haven’t read Hugo’s nearly 1500-page tome, or seen the movie or any of the myriad stage versions, “Les Misérables” centers on French convict Jean Valjean and his struggles to escape his past while being hunted for years over a parole violation by Inspector Javert, set against the backdrop of the uprising of 1832.

That’s only part of the story, though. “Les Misérables is a huge iconic title,” Davies said in a statement. “Most »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Dedicated to Their Craft: Celebrities Who Have Gained or Lost Weight for Roles

15 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's no secret that dramatic transformations help take an actor or actress' role to the next level when it comes to eyeing that Oscar. In fact, many stars who have had to gain or lose a shocking amount of weight not only have nabbed a major nomination but also have taken home the beloved golden trophy—just look at Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables or Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club. Yes, both of those stars lost a dramatic amount of weight for their respective movies, but actors have also been forced to either gain weight or build muscle to fit their characters' needs. Michael B. Jordan worked out all day every day to gain the muscle he needed for Creed (which ended up being about 24 »

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Michelle Williams In Line To Join The Greatest Showman With Hugh Jackman And Zac Efron

6 July 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline brings word that Michelle Williams, the decorated actress who shot to fame through roles in Shutter Island, Blue Valentine and My Week with Marilyn, has opened negotiations to join musical biopic The Greatest Showman.

Should a deal fall into place, Williams will join Neighbors 2 star Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman in the feature, and it’s understood the latter has been attached to the P.T Barnum biopic for years at this point.

Held up as the first totally original live-action musical in close to two decades, The Greatest Showman comes bearing a script from award-winning scribe Michael Arndt, working from drafts penned by Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon and Jonathan Tropper. Charting the three-ring act known as Barnum & Bailey Circus, Jackman and Co. will chronicle Barnum’s defining impact on show business in the 19th century. It’ll also welcome the X-Men stalwart back into the genre of musicals, »

- Michael Briers

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‘Wicked’ Movie Adaptation: Here’s Our Dream Cast (Photos)

17 June 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Who would play Elphaba, Glinda, Fiyero and co. in the movie version of “Wicked?” Anna Kendrick for Elphaba Kendrick has proven her singing skills in the “Pitch Perfect” movies and “Into the Woods,” and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in High Society. Runner-up: Lea Michele Amanda Seyfried as Glinda  Seyfried not only looks like Glinda the Good Witch with her gold locks, but also has the perfect vocal range to match Kristin Chenoweth. Seyfriend already has musical credits to her name, including “Mamma Mia!” and “Les Misérables.” Runner-up: Emma Stone Jonathan Groff as Fiyero “Glee,” “Frozen »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Zac Efron Circling Role Opposite Hugh Jackman In Musical Biopic Greatest Showman

16 June 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron has spent the last few years bearing witness to a Sorority Rising in Neighbors 2, along with hitching a ride cross-country opposite Robert De Niro’s unruly and Dirty Grandpa.

According to Variety, though, the so-hot-right-now star is on the verge of joining The Greatest Showman on Earth, the P.T. Barnum musical biopic that already boasts Hugh Jackman’s name on the casting docket. Truth be told, the Aussie has been linked with the movie since it was first hatched at Fox back in 2009,

Jenny Bicks of Sex and the City fame will pen the screenplay with Michael Gracey in line to direct. Chernin Entertainment, meanwhile, will produce Greatest Showman alongside Laurence Mark and Jackman himself.

Chronicling the creation of three-ring act Barnum & Bailey Circus, Greatest Showman will herald a return to the musical genre for Jackman, who last flexed his singing chops on Les Misérables and, to a lesser extent, Warner Bros. flop Pan. Of course, the X-Men stalwart has racked up a string of Broadway appearances, while Zac Efron will be drawing inspiration from his formative years headlining Disney’s High School Musical.

No word yet on Fox’s production timeline for The Greatest Showman on Earth, but we’ll keep you posted as more information comes to light. Look for Zac Efron to assume matrimonial duties in next month’s Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Beyond that, there’s also a role in Paramount’s star-studded Baywatch movie, which will look to cause R-rated chaos in 2017. »

- Michael Briers

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Andrew Davies: my Les Misérables will be nothing like 'shoddy farrago' musical

27 May 2016 2:53 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Speaking at Hay festival, veteran writer, who adapted War & Peace for the BBC, said Victor Hugo’s novel needs a champion

Andrew Davies’s next historical novel adaptation for the BBC will be Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables – but nothing like the “shoddy farrago” of the musical.

The adapter of Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch and most recently War & Peace gave his frank opinion of the stage and film musical to an audience at the second day of the Hay Festival.

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- Mark Brown

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Kids Now Casting: ‘Les Misérables’

26 May 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Is your kid or teen actor a rising star? Director Sophie Taillefer’s take on “Les Misérables” is hitting the Scottish Rite Hall in Bordentown, New Jersey, for this Rising Stars Voice Studio production of the classic musical. Based on the novel by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo, this all-sung musical is set during the French Revolution and follows Jean Valjean, a peasant turned on-the-run slave and community leader who’s forever tracked by the hound-like Inspector Javert. All lead roles are up for grabs, including the iconic Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert, and they all call for young male actors aged 15–21. Fantine and Cosette, among others, are also looking for female actors of the same age. The role of Éponine is seeking actors as young as 12. This nonunion paid gig is scheduled to run July 30 and July 31 and rehearse four times per week (Monday–Thursday) until then. For »

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Broadway’s ‘Cats’ Will Prowl into Movie Theaters Thanks to ‘Les Miserables’ Director Tom Hooper

6 May 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After bringing Les Misérables to the big screen back in 2012, earning a Best Picture nomination and a Best Supporting Actress win for Anne Hathaway, director Tom Hooper has his sights set on another iconic Broadway musical that first debuted in the 1980s. Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s musical Cats will get the big screen treatment from […]

The post Broadway’s ‘Cats’ Will Prowl into Movie Theaters Thanks to ‘Les Miserables’ Director Tom Hooper appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Tom Hooper to milk Cats musical for movie version

6 May 2016 3:26 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director of The King’s Speech, The Danish Girl and Les Misérables reportedly keen to cast Suki Waterhouse in big-budget adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage hit

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The Oscar-winning British film-maker Tom Hooper will direct a big-screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, reports Variety.

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- Ben Child

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Anne Hathaway to play air force pilot in drones drama

6 May 2016 3:18 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oscar-winning actor will reprise lead role in a film version of off-Broadway play Grounded

Anne Hathaway will reprise the role of a Us air force pilot tasked with operating an unmanned drone in a film version of Grounded, a play she appeared in off-Broadway. The Oscar winner for Les Misérables will also produce the picture, according to Variety.

Julie Taymor directed Hathaway in the 2015 production of the play by George Brant. No director has yet been locked for the film adaptation.

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Tom Hooper set to direct ‘Cats’ movie, based on the hit musical

5 May 2016 11:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Tom Hooper Cats movie: British director Tom Hooper is in talks to bring a film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1981 musical to the big-screen.

The Danish Girl and The Kings Speech director Tom Hooper is set to direct a film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s musical Cats. More on the Tom Hooper Cats movie news below.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the Les Misérables filmmaker is attached to the project, which is set-up at Universal Pictures and Working Title Films.

The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

Cats is one of the longest-running shows in West End and on Broadway, and received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 years and almost 9,000 performances. »

- Paul Heath

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Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy join Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’

5 May 2016 5:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) and Claire Foy (The Lady in the Van, The Crown, Wolf Hall) have joined director Andy Serkis’ inspirational true love story Breathe, which is written by double Academy Award® nominee William Nicholson (Everest, Unbroken, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Les Misérables, Gladiator).

Andrew Garfield

According to an official release, the very busy Garfield will star as Robin – handsome, brilliant and adventurous; a man with his whole life ahead of him before he is cruelly paralysed by polio. Foy will star as Robin’s wife Diana, whose devotion and determination transcend his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering, travelling the world and transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life. A heart-warming and hilarious celebration of bravery and human possibility; a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.

Claire Foy

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