About a year and a half ago a movie called "The Kings Speech" was winning an Oscar for best picture. It was directed by an unknown named Tom Hooper, and if you saw "The Kings Speech" it was proof he had immense talent. Around this same time I was rereading one of my favorite novels of all time, "Les Miserables" and thought yet again how amazing it would be if someone made it into a film instead of junk like "Hairspray" or "Mama Mia". How come we couldn't get something like this, that had real meaning and real substance?
Well suddenly on the Internet movie databases news page, it announced that Tom Hooper was in talks to direct a musical adaptation of "Les Miserables" (there has already been a film based off the book, that was non-musical) and I have been following its production ever since.
|Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert|
Finally the first trailer and look into the film has been released. It looks incredible, and with a cast that includes Hugh Jackman as the protagonist Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as the antagonist Inspector Javert, Anne Hathaway as the heartbreaking Fantine, and the perfect casting of Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as the Thenardiers..this promises to be incredible.
|Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean|