Les Miserables Hits Hollywood

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Acclaimed French revolutionary musical Les Miserables is set to be turned into a blockbuster movie.

The theatrical production, written by CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG and ALAIN BOUBIL, was voted the UK's favourite musical earlier this year (05) and movie insiders are already predicting the film version will be a huge box-office success.

But show producer CAMERON MACKINTOSH is refusing to let the musical sell-out with a popular Hollywood director, and is instead searching for a movie-maker who appreciates the musical genre.

He says, "In the last six to nine months there has been renewed interest in the idea of a film adaptation and several big players want to be involved.

"That doesn't necessarily mean we are going to hand the project over to a big name director.

"We want someone who has a vision for the show that will put the show's original team, including me, back to work.

"We don't just want an adaptation. We want a film audiences will find as fresh as the actual show."


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Anthony Bagpuss...

I have been to see les Miserables 8 times over the last 15 years and am going again in September 2008. In a theatre programme at one of the shows I read that there was to be a movie made in 1992...thats a long time to honour a promise. The people want it and the sooner the better. Of course it needs to be done in the best possible way without selling out to a mainstream director but they're out there.. go get them and get moving. I dont think I can wait another 15 years!
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Yes I agree. I myself just saw Les mis for the first time at the dupont theatre in Delaware and ever since than i wanted to be able to see it on a daily basis. And the only for that to happen is if you make a movie. Oh and please pick good singers for the parts. Don't pick the same people from the Orginal London cast, the 10th anniversary cast, the highlights cast. Just have new fresh singers for the cast of les mis, so they can make thier debut.
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