very special to me, especially as an early '90s production I saw with Gary Morris ranks as one of the two or three most memorable theater-going experiences of my life.
I've been quite a skeptic about the film version of LES MISERABLES doing the show justice, especially when it was rumored a few months ago that Taylor Swift might play a leading role. I figured the movie version of LES MIS would end up interesting me about as much as the filming of Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA -- meaning not at all.
The first teaser trailer was released today -- the video link can be found in this article and at countless other places on the web -- and to my surprise, I'm now a believer. The look of the film is extremely impressive, and it appears they're not playing around but have actually made a real, substantive movie musical. I watched the trailer multiple times over the course of the day, taking in all the details; the trailer itself was extremely well crafted.
The director of LES MISERABLES is Tom Hooper, Oscar winner for THE KING'S SPEECH (2010).
We won't know for sure until December, but I now believe that this film is likely to be a success, and I can't wait to see it!