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Tom Hooper to direct film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is heading to the big screen. The word from Variety is that Tom Hooper (LES MISERABLES, THE DANISH GIRL) has been set to direct and produce a film adaptation of the long-running musical for Universal and Working Title. Hooper will also produce the project with Debra Hayward, and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner from Working Title. Based on T.S....
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Review: The Danish Girl (TIFF 2015)

PLOT: The true story of Lili Elbe ( Eddie Redmayne ) who was born Einar Wegener and became one of the first recipients of gender reassignment surgery. REVIEW: THE DANISH GIRL is nothing if not timely. With the transgender issue dominating headlines a movie about Lili Elbe couldn't have come along at a better time. With star Eddie Redmayne having just won an Oscar and...
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Eddie Redmayne is transgender in Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl trailer

In the 1920s, Danish artist Gerda Wegener ( Alicia Vikander ) painted her own husband, Einar ( Eddie Redmayne ), as a lady. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his/her appearance into a female and named himself/herself Lili Elbe. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer in the first...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: James Bond, Rapunzel, The Walking Dead, Wolverine

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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Cool Videos: Les Miserables gets a musical Honest Trailer

With LES MISERABLES hitting Blu-ray this week, it seems to be the perfect time for a brand new Honest Trailer. This also marks a momentous occasion for the series of web videos as this is the first completely musical Honest Trailer! Witness every single bit of narration sung, even when they don't have to be! I saw LES MISERABLES when it first opened and it is a very good movie with...
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Will Tom Hooper team up with his Les Miserables star Sacha Baron Cohen to direct the Freddie Mercury biopic?

There hasn't been any news on Sacha Baron Cohen 's Freddie Mercury biography since October. For whatever reason it seems like the project is moving at a glacial pace. Stephen Frears (THE GRIFTERS, HIGH FIDELITY) was a possibility to direct the film but Deadline is reporting that Tom Hooper might be the next director to try to get the movie up and running. Tom Hooper and...
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Review: Les Miserables

PLOT : LES MISÉRABLES is the epic motion picture of the popular musical based on Victor Hugo ’s French historical novel of the same name. The story of two men on opposite sides of the law in a poverty stricken land presents itself as an ambitious story that spans several decades. Is this musical larger than life, or far too intimate for its own good? Read on… REVIEW : After...
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Watch the full song "One Day More" from Les Miserables

As the release of LES MISERABLES approaches, I am getting more and more interested in seeing it. With the release of this video, I am more impressed than before with the look and sound of the film. Tom Hooper really seems to have hit a home run by choosing to have the actors sing live versus a pre-recorded lip sync. The clip comes courtesy of La which accounts for the...
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The Oscar for Best Original Song may go to one of these 75 potential nominees

In recent years, we have seen a less than stellar group of nominees for Best Original Song, culminating in the 2 song category last year which was won by Bret McKenzie for "Man or Muppet". Could we have an uneventful category again this year? Not if this list of candidates has anything to say about it. The Academy unveiled the list of all 75 songs that are eligible for the Oscar this...
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Hear the music! Five new clips from Les Miserables, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway

With the upcoming adaptation of LES MISERABLES set to drown theaters in a sea of tears and emotion this holiday season, these new clips will serve as a reminder to bring some tissues for those that are subject to emotional outbursts.  Director Tom Hooper shot the film with the actors singing on-set rather than lip synching to pre-recorded material, which is the norm for musicals,...
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Cool Videos: THR's Director Roundtable featuring Affleck, Hooper, Lee, Russell, Tarantino, and Van Sant

Six directors, one room, one giant roundtable discussion (held yearly - look for past ones on YouTube) that runs the gamut from working with crazy actors to retirement to fan interaction to screenwriting to the dangers of digital projection.  Ben Affleck (ARGO), Tom Hooper (LES MISERABLES), Ang Lee (LIFE OF PI), David O. Russell (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK), Quentin Tarantino (DJANGO...
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Cool Videos: Anne Hathaway as Claire Danes in Homeland for SNL

Okay, I've never seen Showtime's Homeland series, but have been planning to watch it for some time, based on all the buzz surrounding it, including a healthy collection of Emmy wins, including best drama, actor, and actress for Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.  Danes has always had a kind of erratic energy and playing a bipolar CIA agent really gives her the opportunity to stretch the crazy, or...
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