Friday, September 24

Les Miserables Film full steam ahead

Cameron Mackintosh was in Madrid earlier this week to launch the new production and cast of Les Miserables that will open there in November.

He held a press conference and was asked by a journalist if there was going to be a film of the hugely popular show. Mackintosh's reply was "I signed a contract yesterday. I'm presenting the 02 concert next week with Universal Pictures and it's huge with over 500 in the cast being simultaneously screened to over 1,000 cinemas around the world - including Spain. It's been a long time coming, I originally was going to do it after the Broadway opening but mercifully it didn't happen. No film could have been as successful as Les Miserables has been on stage. But after 25 years it seems a very good time to do it. We'll be working with a screenplay writer over the next few months and hopefully if all that comes together, we will find a great director and get started"

So hopefully a film of Les Miserables will come together in partnership with  Working Title (both Bridget Jones films, 4 Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Notting Hill, etc, etc) and Universal.

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