Les Miserables

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Re: Les Miserables

Postby HarryGoldfarb » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:33 pm

Apparently Emma Watson was in talks to play Cosette, but she's now out of the project. The other mentioned actress to play the role were Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Cosgrove, and Lucy Hale but so far there is no official comment on the matter.
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Re: Les Miserables

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:02 am

Update: Russell Crowe, not Paul Bettany, has been signed to play Javert. Anne Hathaway will play Fantine with Helena Bonhan Carter and possibly Geoffrey Rush cast as the Thenadiers

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Re: Les Miserables

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:38 am

I'm still waiting for Hugh to bring Boy from Oz to the big screen.
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Re: Les Miserables

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:54 am

I also love the show. But I agree with dws in the fact that not only is it mostly sung through, the lyrics and music are highly theatrical which may work on the stage but can very much easily come off as a campy, unintentionally funny train wreck on screen and probably will not win over non-musical theater fans.

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Re: Les Miserables

Postby dws1982 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:40 am

Supposedly this is back on track with Tom Hooper directing. Hugh Jackman has signed to play Jean Valjean and Paul Bettany is Javert. Hope Bettany is a legitimate singer, because Javert's big song ("Stars") is one of the very best songs in the show.

I like the show a lot, but I really don't know how this is going to work as a film, or how modern-day movie audiences are going to react to a sung-through musical. Hope it doesn't totally get ruined.

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Postby HarryGoldfarb » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:15 pm

Taken from Wikipedia...

"Although numerous films of the Les Misérables story have been made, no adaptation of the musical has yet been produced. A film adaptation of the musical has been in development, on and off, since the late 1980s. Alan Parker was reported to be attached to the adaptation at an early stage. In 1992, Cameron Mackintosh announced that the movie would be directed by Bruce Beresford and co-produced by Tri-Star Pictures, but this project was abandoned some time later. After several years in development hell interest was renewed in late 2005, though as of 2008, no concrete details have come to light"

What's that renewed interest they're talking about? Does anybody know anything about this? Do you have some ideas for a possible cast?
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