Groundbreaker Barbra Streisand Gives Seal Of Approval To ‘Les Miz’ Song Styling

guilt_tripOpening in theaters later this month, THE GUILT TRIP stars BARBRA STREISAND and SETH ROGEN as a mother and son determined to make the most of a cross country road trip that tests the boundaries of their already strained relationship. Played (almost) completely for laughs, the film’s expected cliches and stereotypical characterizations are made bearable simply because of the total likeability of its stars.
At yesterday’s press conference to promote the film, STREISAND fielded questions about everything from movie making to movie watching and seemed to win over the crowd. Of this season’s crop of projects, she gave her seal of approval to the big screen adaptation of the stage musical LES MISERABLES and singled out director TOM HOOPER’S choice to film and record the songs live rather than in a studio as a smart move (just as it was 45 years ago when she did it first). (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE GUILT TRIP opens in theaters 12/19

‘Les Miserables’ Director Tom Hooper Claims The Times Are Ripe For A Revolutionary Musical

les_miserablesWell, nothing says “holidays” quite like poverty, pestilence, civil war and oppression than the songs that celebrate them. Opening in theaters on Christmas day, LES MISERABLES is the big screen adaptation of the hugely successful stage musical based on VICTOR HUGO’S 1862 novel. Directed for the screen by TOM HOOPER, the cast includes HUGH JACKMAN, RUSSELL CROWE, ANNE HATHAWAY, EDDIE REDMAYNE, AMANDA SEYFRIED, SACHA BARON COHEN and HELENA BONHAM-CARTER. Despite what would seem to be the melancholy nature of the story, it is ultimately one of hope and survival, two virtues that have a place in today’s world. At a press conference to promote the film, director TOM HOOPER explained that now is the perfect time to release LES MIZ. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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LES MISERABLES opens in theaters 12/25

‘Les Miz’ Star Anne Hathaway Confesses Cast Was Anything But Miserable In Bringing Stage To Screen

les_miserables_ver7_xlgComing to theaters on Christmas day, LES MISERABLES is the big screen adaptation of the stage musical based on VICTOR HUGO’S 1862 novel. Directed for the screen by TOM HOOPER, the cast includes HUGH JACKMAN, RUSSELL CROWE, ANNE HATHAWAY, EDDIE REDMAYNE, AMANDA SEYFRIED, SACHA BARON COHEN and HELENA BONHAM-CARTER. Big, loud and very committed to its source material, the film is bound to thrill fans of the stage production and test the patience of those not so…well, “musically inclined”. During last week’s press conference promoting the film, ANNE HATHAWAY (an absolute lock to be Oscar nominated for her performance as Fantine) talked about the adoration the cast shared for the play. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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LES MISERABLES opens in theaters 12/25

The Latest Trailer For “Les Miserables’ Indicates Oscar Race Is Wide Open

les_miserables_ver4Arriving in theaters next month, LES MISERABLES is the big-screen adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical inspired by the classic novel by VICTOR HUGO. Hugely popular, the show has run (in one incarnation or another) for over 30 years and won countless awards.
Already the subject of considerable “Oscar buzz”, the film is directed by TOM HOOPER from a script by WILLIAM NICHOLSON and features an impressive ensemble cast that includes HUGH JACKMAN, ANNE HATHAWAY, RUSSELL CROWE, SACHA BARON COHEN, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and AMANDA SEYFRIED. Almost all involved have musical stage experience and, judging from the trailers, it shows. Despite being a Broadway vet and Tony Award-winner, HUGH JACKMAN told us earlier this year that he not only had to audition for his role in the film but that he actually insisted on it. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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LES MISERABLES opens in theaters 12/14

Broadway Vet Hugh Jackman Brings ‘Les Miz’ To The Big Screen

hugh-jackman-les-miserables1A veteran of stage and screen, HUGH JACKMAN has become one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood and on Broadway. Following success as Wolverine in the popular X-Men franchise, he went on to conquer theatrical musicals such as OKLAHOMA! and THE BOY FROM OZ as well as last year’s dramatic presentation of A STEADY RAIN, in which he starred with DANIEL CRAIG. Next up, He’ll be sharing the screen with ANNE HATHAWAY, RUSSELL CROWE, SACHA BARON COHEN, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and AMANDA SEYFRIED in director TOM HOOPER’S big screen adaptation of the uber-popular Tony Award-winning dramatic musical LES MISERABLES. It was a job he actively pursued and, during a recent interview, he admitted to auditioning for the role. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

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LES MISERABLES opens in theaters 12/14