Director of Oscar-winning drama "The Kingâ€™s speech" Tom Hooper is preparing to take the musical "Les Miserables" on the novel by Victor Hugo. The role of Jean Valjean suggested to Hugh Jackman, while the police inspector Javert could play Paul Bettany.
The novel of Hugo develops in the early XIX century. An escaped convict Jean Valjean, who was sentenced to imprisonment, forced into hiding for years of brutal justice. Inspector Javert from Paris police said his capture of all of his life. After the death of Fantine - women, which has gave birth to the only person close to him - daughter Cosette. For the happiness of the girl, Jean is ready for anything.
The premiere of the musical "Les Miserables" was held in Paris in 1980. Five years later came the English version - its premiere was in London. The play has been taken place in 221 cities and in 38 countries. The plot differs from the novel by Victor Hugo, but any changes will affect the film Hooper, is not reported. Script was written by William Nicholson had a hand in projects such as "Gladiator," "Golden Age" and "First Knight."
Hugh Jackman has already established himself not only as the hero of actions, but also as a great singer and dancer. Recall that the actor has a prestigious award for his role as Tony in the musical "Man of Oz." "Les Miserables" could be the first cinema musical of Jackman. The only question is whether actor will agree to filming "Les Miserables" with work on the sequel to "Wolverine" - the project just got a director and studio Fox is hardly going to wait a long time.
Tom Hooper was going to shoot "Les Miserables" at the end of this year. According to Deadline, the role of policeman Javert had already auditioned for Paul Bettany.