You know what good actors are? Fearless. Fearless enough to breakout into an a capella duet when asked on the Inside The Actors Studio stage. That’s what Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segal did when asked about the upcoming return of Les Mis to the Broadway stage.
Forget Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman. These guys have it down.
Because Sesame Street parodies are still the best.
I can’t say who was responsible for getting the Les Mis movie musical off the ground. Whoever they are, they seem to have spawned a Les Mis revival of sorts. This would be all well and good, except now we’re talking about a “Les Mis” one hour primetime TV drama.
Because of course we are. Still, I’m not going to hold the movie completely to blame for this. After all, that was a 19th century set, semi-faithful adaptation of the London musical. This show, though probably helped along int he greenlighting process by the movie’s existence, is more like a weird piece of fan-fiction.
The project, from Warner Bros TV and Rob Thomas Prods, has landed at Fox with script commitment plus penalty. Written by [Graham] Norris, the contemporary take is a primetime soap about a brilliant lawyer running a legal exoneration program who fights to evade the consequences of his own unjust conviction many years before. He must navigate high society, continue his mission of saving innocent people, and manage his tumultuous family and romantic life — all while staying one step ahead of a ruthless U.S. Attorney who refuses to let the ghosts of the past die.
The early screenings are generating serious Oscar buzz for the big budget movie of one of the hardest musicals to put to screen. Buoyed by this development, Les Mis has released not one but FIVE clips of iconic numbers from the musical, hoping to generate serious buzz, and land number one on a crowded Christmas Day line up.
First up–we’ve already had “I Dreamed A Dream” from Fantine featured in the original trailer. So it only makes sense to release one that focuses on Hugh Jackman’s Valjean:
After the jump, a couple of semi ensemble bits, and two romantic numbers.
After the jump, the character posters for the four main leads.
I’m thinking this is the Christmas movie this year. (The Hobbit comes out ten days before, so I’ll have already seen it once, if not twice before Xmas.)
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I’m still holding my breath that this magically turns out to be as amazing as I want it to be, and not another also ran.
Now that we’re done worrying about the cast, let worry about how they look:
Ok, the uggs and the tea are not part of the costume, obvs. But the rest of it? Including the shaved head. I’m not hating this.
After the jump, Russell Crowe as Javert: