Tom Hooper, when all this is over, we’re going to throw you a party. By ‘we,’ I mean the viewing public. By ‘party,’ I mean Earth-shattering expression of gratitude for what is certain to become of Les Miserables.
The latest master of screen and stage to join this mission of musical/narrative majesty is Eddie Redmayne, whom you might remember from his colorful performances in Black Death, Powder Blue, The Yellow Handkerchief and Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
The torrentially fantastic cast that Les Miserables is building is something we’ll be able to tell our kids about. With Hugh Jackman as the lead Jean Valjean, Anne Hathaway as his love Fantine, Russell Crowe as the merciless Inspector Javert, and Helena Bonham Carter as the wicked Madame Thenardier, we’d better bring our full attentions to this film. Missing even a moment will be unacceptable. Redmayne is set to play the student revolutionary Marius.
Redmayne’s next cinematic jaunt will be in the company of Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn, which opens Nov. 23. If you’re not familiar with the show, get a taste for the part of Marius courtesy of a Jonas Brother.