Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Russel Crowe are all stars of this year’s film production of Les Miserables. Taylor Swift was almost cast as Eponine, and fans did not approve.
The new adaptation of Les Miserables is stirring a pot of reactions, and causing some disappointment, as well as pleasant surprise.
Tom Hooper, Oscar winning director of The King’s Speech, is the director of this brand new adaptation. Les Miserables was shot in Paris, its story unfolding after the French Revolution, and was originally authored by Victor Hugo in 1862.
The film’s production beat a discussion stage that lasted 30 plus years. In the meantime, the Broadway production has stolen spectators’ hearts. Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary DVD celebrates the musical’s 25th anniversary on stage. Performers keep in character and continue to perform in Queen’s Theatre, London. The musical also graced O2’s stage and attracted 32,000 audience members.
In this year’s film production of Les Miserables, Hathaway exercises her pipes and impresses many Les Miserables fanatics in her version of I Dreamed a Dream. Les Miserables connoisseurs are taken aback by her performance in the Les Miserables trailer.
In the trailer, fanatics can see Hathaway’s hair being chopped off, as she sings about her character’s hopes.