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Fox Orders Modern Day LES MISERABLES Pilot with Legal Spin

A modern take on LES MISERABLES may be headed to Fox.

According to Deadline, the network has given VERONICA MARS creator Rob Thomas the go-ahead to develop a pilot script based upon Victor Hugo's classic novel turned Broadway show. The project comes from Warner Bros TV with a penalty.

The series, billed as a "primetime soap," would follow a "brilliant lawyer running a legal exoneration program who fights to evade the consequences of his own unjust conviction many years before. He must navigate high society, continue his mission of saving innocent people, and manage his tumultuous family and romantic life - all while staying one step ahead of a ruthless U.S. Attorney who refuses to let the ghosts of the past die."

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The 2012 Universal film version of Les Miserables co-produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title Films, and directed by Tom Hooper, grossed $150 million domestically and $438 millionworldwide. The film received the Golden Globe Award as Best Picture (Musical/Comedy) and received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won three Academy Awards. The film's soundtrack debuted at #1 on Billboard's Album chart and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

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