Monday, December 3, 2012

News: Dec 3, 2012


MEDIA ALERT: UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND WORKING TITLE FILMS PRESENT THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF LES MISERABLES AT THE ZIEGFELD THEATRE IN NEW YORK CITY MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012

  

The New Man of Steel Poster is Here! (ComingSoon.net)




The principal cast of the film directed by Academy Award win ner Tim Hooper ("The King's Speech," "John Adams") includes Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean; Russell Crowe as Javert; Anne Hathaway as Fantine; Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier; Amanda Seyfried as Cosette; Eddie Redmayne as Marius; Samantha Barks as Eponine; Aaron Tveit as Enjolras; and George Blagden as student Grantaire. (Playbill.com)

First Look: Russell Crowe Singing as Javert in Les Miserables—Does He Pull It Off?

By the sound of it, we'd say Crowe, who for years led a rock band called 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, acquits himself nicely with a strong baritone performance in the big screen version of the hit stage musical. The song in question is "Work Song," which finds the actor's policeman character releasing Jackman's Jean Valjean from captivity. (E! Online)

 

Hugh Jackman: Crowe is extraordinary

"I've known Russell for years, we've been friends for a long time, and he's actually given me advice on three or four key occasions in my life where I've called him as a mate and he's been extraordinary to me," he smiled to Access Hollywood, before refusing to divulge what occasions they were. (Belfast Telegraph)

Anne Hathaway: I loved getting, this sounds weird (laughs), but I loved getting to shoot a particular death scene, because I think throughout the rest of the piece Fantine is so miserable – as the title suggests. And on that day she was at peace. The acting on that scene was so incredible, I was working with so many talented people throughout the movie. I think that was my favourite day on set, strangely. (Flicks and Bits)

Big Boys Lay Out Their Oscar Bait

Ten days ago Universal Pictures — which has not had a best picture nominee since it split “Inglourious Basterds” with Weinstein in 2010 — introduced its star-laden musical “Les Mis√©rables” (Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway all sing) with about a dozen Friday and Saturday screenings in Los Angeles and New York. In both cities awards voters were greeted by Mr. Hooper, who won an Oscar in 2011 for directing “The King’s Speech.”  (New York Times)

 


 




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