Perfect casting. Hugh Jackman is currently in talks to star in Tom Hooper‘s upcoming musical adaptation of Les Miserables, and while we don’t know which role it’s for yet, it’s perfect casting either way. For most of us, Jackman is best known as the clawed mutant Wolverine but his true passion lies on the stage, where he’s a Tony award winning actor who can sing and dance. Now imagine combining the gritty nature of Wolverine with singing and dancing (but not in a campy way) and you’d have either Jean Valjean or Javert, the two male leads of the classic story by Victor Hugo which was famously turn into a Broadway standard. Read more after the break. Read More »

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Coming off his recent Best Director Oscar win for The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper is going back in time from 20th century England to 19th Century France. He’s in talks to direct a new version of Les Miserables, based on the novel by Victor Hugo but best known from its Tony Award-winning Broadway musical adaptation. Les Mis is the story of a peasant named Jean Valjean who steals a loaf of bread for his starving family and is sent to prison. After being released on parole, he breaks it, assumes a new identity and eventually becomes wrapped up in a revolution while living his life on the run from his true past. Read more about Hooper’s version of the film after the break. Read More »

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