Les Mis is coming and Katrina is getting excited about it. She writes of powerful memories associated with it, and also posts a video “first look” at the cinema production.
All the posters certainly look great.
I hadn’t been aware that, in a departure for filmed musicals, the actors sang their parts live, rather than lip-synching to pre-recordings. Interesting to watch, and Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway are trained in musical theater — they can clearly sing these parts.
But Russell Crowe has been cast as Javert. He’s certainly a good actor, and I’ve heard him sing with his band — his voice is okay; boozy-ruddy-rascalish, but for Javert?
Perhaps we’ll be pleasantly surprised but I have doubts that he’s up for this: