Sunday, March 27

King’s Speech director for Les Miserables Film?

Tom Hooper who directed the Oscar winning film The King’s Speech starring Colin Firth is currently in talks with Cameron Mackintosh about directing the much awaited film version of Les Miserables.

Hooper has not started any new films since The King's Speech  wrapped about a year ago.  Les Miserables  would be his third European film, which started with The Damned United.  He has expressed interest in sticking with historical or period pieces, saying he was on the lookout for something along those line.

Celebrating it's 25th anniversary last year, Les Mis  is one of musical theatre's most difficult and beloved musicals and would certainly provide a challenge for Hooper. Sir Cameron Mackintosh is co-producing the film with Working Title, and the aim is to begin production in Europe before the end of 2011.

The film of Les Miserables is expected to attract a real A-list cast, with Universal Pictures overseeing the film in hope that it will become another hit for them like the box office smash Mamma Mia!

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