Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Miserable

I just saw that there's going to be a new Les Miserables movie.

It's the musical version, on film.

It has some Australian stuff in it.

The two main stars are Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

Sacha Baron Cohen is in it. He's not Australian. But he's married to an Australian.  

The director of the film is Tom Hooper. He's the one who directed The King's Speech, which had a lot of Aussie connections.

Tom Hooper himself is part Australian. I always forgot why and how. Lord Wiki just reminded me.  His mother is an Aussie.

I'm going to watch the trailer now.



I'm not sure how I feel about the trailer. I'm not sure I would have chosen that particular song.    Maybe they did it because of the whole Susan Boyle event. It's probably the song that's most familiar to the masses.  Even people who don't know Les Miserables probably know that particular song.  

I might go see the movie, mainly because two of my past girl crushes are in the film—Amanda Seyfried and Helena Bonham Carter.

I personally think the most important singing role in the film is Eponine. She's being played by Samantha Barks. I've never heard of her.  

Lord Wiki says she's done theater and was in a reality TV show about theater.

We'll see how she does with Eponine.

She'll probably do well.  Hopefully. 

Helena Bonham Carter is playing Madame Thenardier.   I think she's the one who sings "Master of the House"? I like that song. 

Amanda Seyfried is playing Cosette. 

The Cosette on the Broadway CD, I used to have, was played by Judy Kuhn. Kuhn was the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney movie.  

I like little pieces of trivia like that.