Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info

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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #101
Posted: 11/30/11 at 9:56am
Honestly, I'd much rather they go with an unknown for Eponine than any of those names.

Edit: Or any big name, period.

Updated On: 11/30/11 at 09:56 AM
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #102
Posted: 11/30/11 at 3:44pm
Lea Michele is winning the poll that asked who should play the role with over 80%.


Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift or Evan Rachel Wood: Who should play Eponine in Les Miserables?
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #103
Posted: 11/30/11 at 4:54pm
Sorry for double posting, but Wood's representatives have said that she did not audition for the role. Spokespersons for Swift and Johansson did not respond to requests for comment.

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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #104
Posted: 11/30/11 at 6:34pm
what's the deal with the new posting of open auditions for cosette? I thought emma watson had signed on as cosette? Confusion!!
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #105
Posted: 11/30/11 at 6:46pm
Hugh Jackman had denied the Emma Watson rumors
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #106
Posted: 11/30/11 at 7:02pm
If you read the actual article which mentioned that Emma Watson was not being considered for the role --

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2040804/BAZ-BAMIGBOYE-Francesca-Annis-sing-Ladies-Who-Lunch-number.html

( Please scroll down for the Hugh interview)

the denial was not directly attributed to Hugh. It seems it was Baz Bamigboye who did that, when he summarized the buzz about the movie casting towards the end of the article.

When Anne Hathaway's name was being prominently mentioned as already having been cast as Fantine, Hugh did say that while he knows her quite well that he did not want " to step on her toes" by confirming or denying the rumor on her behalf.

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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #107
Posted: 12/2/11 at 11:34am
Still casting for Cosette - from Playbill:

>>December 02, 2011

Role of Cosette
Tara Rubin Casting - Les Miserables Film
Category: Performer

Description:

LES MISERABLES FILM
Starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe
Director: Tom Hooper
Producers: Working Title Films, Cameron Mackinstoch
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

OPEN CALL FOR ROLE OF COSETTE

COSETTE 18-22 (the younger the better). Fantine’s daughter (first seen as and played by a child) delicate, elegant, vulnerable and beautiful. Falls in love with and later marries Marius. Soprano (to high C)- a light, young “floating” sound, without heavy vibrato. STRONG SOPRANO VOICE VERY IMPORTANT.

Company:
Tara Rubin Casting - Les Miserables Film

Address:
New York, NY 10018
US

Contact:

[Name Withheld]

Response Method(s):
At Audition
Audition Information

When:

Open Call for the role of Cosette

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011
10:00-11:00 AM Sign-up.
Auditions will begin at 11am
Please be prepared to wait.

Where:

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, 16th Floor

Notes/What to bring:

Please prepare a contemporary musical theatre song that shows off your soprano. If you would like to sing a selection from the Les Miserables score, you may do so.

Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and a resume, stapled together.

If you are unable to attend this audition, send a headshot and a resume ASAP to LesMisCasting@gmail.com

Be sure to mention you saw this job on Playbill.com®
Cosette Audition Info in NYC
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #108
Posted: 12/2/11 at 12:27pm
If the casting offices are seeing hopefuls at an open audition on December 10th, that entire process likely won't be completed until the end of the year (with callbacks, screen tests possibly with Hooper and Redmayne, etc.)

... meaning don't look for any announcements about the role of Cosette until Christmas at the earliest. And with the holidays, mostly likely not until early next year.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #109
Posted: 12/2/11 at 12:47pm
The "strong soprano" part gives me hope, at least.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #110
Posted: 12/2/11 at 1:33pm
I think this date is principal photography, my best is rehearsals etc. are before this.

LES MISÉRABLES - April 19, 2012 - London, UK & Europe; Details Are only Available By Subscription.. STORY: Jean Valjean, released from prison but still relentlessly pursued by police chief Javert who thinks he stole silverware from a church whilst on parole. Assuming a new identity, he makes good until a series of mishaps see him confessing his true identity as a wanted criminal. (Posted: August 9, 2011. Revised: December 1, 2011)

IMDB says this, per boxofficemojo.com:

Production Dates
28 November 2011 - 6 November 2012

Filming Dates
6 February 2012 - 20 May 2012



Filming Date
Updated On: 12/2/11 at 01:33 PM
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #111
Posted: 12/2/11 at 2:46pm
That schedule is so tight it's hilarious for a film this size (with significant post production). The start date sounds realistic. The end filming date being May 20th with a December release? And all the CG that will doubtlessly need to be done on probably hundreds of shots to create a period France with epic battles? Good luck with that. They'll either be paying through the nose with rush fees at CG animation houses, or they'll miss that deadline.

... or they'll do it cheaply and make everything happen in a 2-block radius with "uprisings" consisting of two dozen soldiers and students.

Time (and money) will tell.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #112
Posted: 12/2/11 at 8:36pm
I'm really surprised they haven't found ANYBODY for the adult Cosette yet. It's not that big of a part. She has two or three songs and disappears for most of the second half of the story.

December 7, 2012 is starting to look very iffy.

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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #113
Posted: 12/2/11 at 8:41pm
I don't understand why some think they can't make the Dec. 7 date. It's still in pre-production and was never going to start before February anyway. I've read end dates for filming this movie of either end of May or beginning of June. I don't think there's a lot of special effects in this (who knows how long the battle scenes will be) to post-production may not be that long. I don't think they would hold the movie over for another year.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #114
Posted: 12/2/11 at 8:54pm
I agree about the battle scenes probably not being that much of an issue for the filming. It was actually what was happening at the barricades ( not so much the actual shooting between the antagonists) among the characters that will get more screen time.

If they can get the studio recordings done before the start of principal photography, maybe the filming will probably follow a normal course? Filming outside locales without the principal actors can probably take place almost at a simultaneous pace? Modern post-production now use a lot of technology. I am hoping that the full support of Universal Studios ( who seems to be calling the shots - from casting to release date, so far), in terms of making available the technical talent and the big bucks, can hasten the process to get the movie ready for its December release.

I am glad the movie is being made with the support of a big movie studio!
Updated On: 12/2/11 at 08:54 PM
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #115
Posted: 12/5/11 at 7:31pm
I wonder if this means that Michele didn't get the part or she hasn't heard back yet from Tom Hooper:

"And from now on I might start to try to look into other things without singing to give my voice a little break."

http://www.eonline.com/news/the_awful_truth/lea_michele_still_interested_in_funny/278593#ixzz1fi4PmnxS
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #116
Posted: 12/5/11 at 7:40pm
Someone at the IMDB MB who sounds very much "in the know" (she mentioned Taylor Swift before it was anywhere online, plus other stuff) said Lea Michele was dismissed early on and was never really considered. She thinks this latest news is a plant by her publicist perhaps.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #117
Posted: 12/5/11 at 7:51pm
If I remember rightly Hooper had a really tight shooting schedule for The Kings Speech so he's more than capable of getting things done, even if this film is a much bigger scale.
Redmayne is tied up in Richard II until the Feb 4th so assuming he'd be going straight into the film (who knows, they may not need hi for a while) he's going to working double time to do the play and prep for that too because they're going to have to get into the studio and record the vocals prior to shooting.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #118
Posted: 12/5/11 at 10:23pm
I'll be 18 in April. Do you think that I can still audtion?
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #119
Posted: 12/7/11 at 12:36pm
A quote from Lea Michele while promoting her new movie:

>>How many reporters have asked you about Les Miz while you've been promoting this movie?

A lot, I can't believe it. How embarrassing if I don't get it! [Laughs.] I was just talking to my publicist yesterday that it didn't used to be like this in the business: I've been up for a lot of movies before that I really wanted to get, but now, people know a lot more than they used to and it's all out there. Like, I remember when my co-star Dianna [Agron] was up for Spider-Man that the news was online, and I felt really uncomfortable for her. I mean, yeah, it's super cool that you're in consideration, but it's also a really private thing, and then if you don't get it … but I'm happy to be considered, and I'm happy to be in the realm of the other girls who are being considered because that's the coolest thing for me. When I heard the other people they were considering, I was like, Wow, this is awesome. I became like, a fan dork girl.

Lea Asked about Les Mis Rumors
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #121
Posted: 12/7/11 at 11:56pm
That was unexpected.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #122
Posted: 12/8/11 at 12:16am
Hm. The Sun also couldn't even get his name right in the headline. It's not like they're the epitome of journalistic excellence, but so far no one else has broken this.

I'd like to see it!
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #123
Posted: 12/8/11 at 12:52am
I really hope this is true! Rush would have been good, but I think Cohen is perfect!
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #124
Posted: 12/8/11 at 1:11am
It is the SUN, so I'll wait for an official announcement.
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