Oscar-winner Tom Hooper is officially in talks to film his follow-up to The King’s Speech. A spokesperson for the British director confirmed a Deadline report that he’s in negotiations to bring a musical adaptation of Les Misérables to the screen for Universal. The 1985 musical, based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, is one of the most successful theatrical productions of all time.
Posted March 25 2011 — 3:30 PM EDT
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