More Stage Vets Set for LES MISERABLES Film
The Daily Mail reports that the cast of Cameron Mackintosh and Tom Hooper's film version of the musical Les Miserables now includes Bertie Carvel (Matilda), Daniel Evans (Sunday in the Park with George) and Adrian Scarborough (Betty Blue Eyes). In addition, several cast members who have performed in stage versions of Les Miserables will star in the film including Caroline Sheen, Hadley Fraser, Killian Donnelly, Mike Jibson, Linzi Hateley, Gemma Wardle, Katy Secombe, Gina Beck, Fra Fee, Alexia Khadime and Katie Hall.
Carvel will play the role of Bamatabois, who assualts Fantine during her time as a prostitute and claims she attacked him.
Carvel, currently playing in the West End musical Matilda, also starred in the 2007 West End revival production of Parade. Daniel Evans is a two-time Olivier Award winning actor and is the director of Sheffield Theatres. His stage credits include the Broadway and West End productions of Sunday in the Park with George, Grand Hotel, Merrily We Roll Along, Candide and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Adrian Scarborough currently stars in the West End's Betty Blue Eyes.
Les Miserables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004. When LES MISÉRABLES celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World's Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by "Cats" in London's West End. In January 2010, the West End production broke another record by celebrating its historic 10,000th performance.
The film, under the direction of Tom Hooper will star Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier. Original stage stars Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle and others will appear as well.
LES MISÉRABLES is slated for a December 7, 2012 release.