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Ah, France — good wine, great mimes, the best accordion players you could ever find. It's a bastion of culture in an uncultured world; just ask anyone from France and they'll tell you. And as the new international blockbuster "Les Misérables" (now on DVD and Blu-ray) proves, it's also a country filled with amazing history that is perfectly suited for big-screen epics. Get More »
People felt a lot of feels about the 2013 Academy Award nominations this morning, and they felt those feels all over Twitter. Here, we've captured the best of the Oscar snub Twitter freakouts, be they over the Best Director category (Tom Hooper! Kathryn Bigelow! AFFLECK!), movies omitted altogether (ahem, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"), Nicole Kidman's urination habits, and other (according to Twitter) travesties. Enjoy.
Hollywood can be a pretty cutthroat place, but as vicious as actors can sometimes be, there's one group even more cutthroat: Theater nerds. And never has this been more evident than this week, as former "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert, the Guyliner Godfather himself, took to Twitter to let the world know that he basically thinks Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of "Les Misérables" sucks.
And his prime target? Russell Crowe, better known to most as the lead singer of the hit Australian rock band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. That's what he's famous for, right? Get More »
"Les Misérables" is shaping up to be one of the biggest film events in recent memory. Thanks to an amazing cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe, an Oscar-winning director in Tom Hooper and the public's abiding love for the classic Broadway musical it's based on, "Les Misérables" seems poised to be a major power at both the box office and at the Oscars.
But what if we told you that back in 1998, another acclaimed director put together an even more impressive cast for an adaptation of "Les Misérables" — one that has been almost completely forgotten? Get More »
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper have dreamed a dream: That they can put butts in seats for their movie version of "Les Misérables" the same way the musical has packed 'em in for over 25 years.
Victor Hugo's classic 1862 novel told the sprawling redemption tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean, set against the backdrop of Paris from 1815 to the student uprising of 1832. The 1985 musical version enjoyed one of the most successful runs of any show on London's West End or Broadway. Now that it's finally singing its way into cinemas, we've been as relentless as Inspector Javert in tracking down all the info you need to enjoy it. Get More »
We dreamed a dream of an all-star big screen adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical "Les Miserables" — and today that dream has come true, as the first trailer for Oscar winning director Tom Hooper's upcoming epic has just hit the internet.
Get your tissues ready, folks, because this looks like a five alarm crier. Get More »
Listen up, Upper East Siders: bad boy Trip van der Bilt is taking his talent for tonguing young girls far from the icy clutches of the 10021 with a one-way ticket to France.
Actor Aaron Tveit, best known for his work on "Gossip Girl" and opposite James Franco in "Howl" is traveling a few thousand miles and a few hundred years back in time to tackle the role of a rebellion leader in Tom Hooper's upcoming film adaptation of Victor Hugo classic "Les Miserables." Get More »
UPDATE: Deadline confirms that Amanda Seyfried is in final talks for the role of Cosette.
The Hollywood rumor mill has been abuzz with word that golden girls Amanda Seyfried and Taylor Swift have nabbed roles in "The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper's reboot of "Les Miserables."
Though nothing is confirmed, Seyfried has supposedly been offered the role of Cosette, while Swift is being eyed for Eponine. According to Twitch, they beat out other "Miserables" hopefuls that included Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood. Get More »
Eddie Redmayne may have just spent a "Week with Marilyn" -- but is he ready to spend the 19th century with Hugh Jackman?
That was a rhetorical question, of course, because the answer is yes, as Deadline is reporting that Redmayne has just signed on to play the role of Marius opposite Jackman in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the beloved musical "Les Miserables."
Viva la bleu, blanc et Redmayne!
UPDATE: If you've dreamed a dream of Anne Hathaway appearing in the movie adaptation of "Les Miserables," you're in luck. According to Deadline, the actress has just signed on the dotted line to play Fantine.
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Ever since she belted out her own version of "On My Own" to Hugh Jackman at the Oscars back in February, Anne Hathaway has been slinking toward a more bona fide Broadway role.
Now, she may be one (big) step closer to realizing this dream, thanks in part to Jackman himself. Get More »