LES MISERABLES STORY
2012, the world's longest running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper's sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo's epic tale.
LES MISERABLES CAST
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The film hits USA cinemas December 25th and UK cinemas January 11th 2013. Ever since the casting process started in 2011, many names were in the run for the lead roles: country star Taylor Swift, Scarlett Johansson, Evan Rachel Wood, Emily Browning, Hayden Pannettiere and Lea Michele had been previously rumoured to be the candidates for the role of Eponine. Paul Bettany was originally supposed to play Javert. Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet were considered to play Fantine! The most shocking casting choice was choosing Sacha Baron Cohen over Geoffrey Rush for the role of Thenardier. According to rumours, Hathaway's audition brought tears to producers, while Seyfried said her audition lasted for six months!
This is Helena Bonham Carter's second time in a row to work with Tom Hooper after THE KING'S SPEECH. Believe it or not, but LES MISERABLES has been in development ever since 1988. when Alan Parker was considered for the director's seat. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway have already sung together at the Oscars. Hugh has lost considerable weight, and Hathaway all her hair for their roles. A few days ago, on October 10th, recording sessions for the musical begun in London with a 70-piece orchestra, while the actors sang their songs at the set instead of using pre-recorded playbacks for the first time in movie history. The premier of the film was pushed forward to avoid the clash with THE HOBBIT.