Monday, February 27, 2012
Les Miserables: The 2012 (Musical) Movie Preview
Prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in early 19th-century France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the July Revolution of 1832. An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel. Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.
Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE Les Miserables. Les Mis as they say in the theater world.
Les Mis is one of the longest running stage productions in history and will, sometimes in 2012, be a musical movie.
Hollywood did this a few years ago with Phantom of the Opera. That show was wonderful and I expect nothing less of this production.
Hugh Jackman will star as Jean Valjean, the lead character. Russel Crowe will portray Inspector Jevert and Anne Hathaway will play the female lead as Fontine.
I'll be interested (and praying) that the entire show is performed in song, as in the stage play. Added prayers for the A-list actors that they have the voice for the show.
Other notable actors in this show include: Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat) as Monsieur Thénardier, and Samantha Barks as Éponine.
A minor role of Bishop of Digne will be played by Colm Wilkinson, who played Jean Valjean on stage for year. I was fortunate enough to see him in the role more than once. I also saw him as the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera in Toronto.
I look forward to the premier of this musical movie!