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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info

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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #151
Posted: 1/18/12 at 6:01pm
Seems both fortunate and deserved to me.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #152
Posted: 1/18/12 at 6:09pm
I just went to the boards on IMDB and someone posted a quote a link from an article that came from the U.K.

"Taylor Swift was rumoured to be competing against Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood to play Eponine."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gIq5upMB4bU3M5oEY8aaAZueQNZw?docId=N1054661326880402352A

Maybe they have a good point when they said "was" is not good a sign for her.


Updated On: 1/19/12 at 06:09 PM
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #153
Posted: 1/18/12 at 7:30pm
Nobody connected to the production has EVER said anything about Swift being involved. It's ALL been rumors, and it could very well have been a publicity stunt, or the studio testing public reaction.

Hopefully we'll find out soon.


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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #154
Posted: 1/18/12 at 9:18pm
Here's a tweet from someone else apparently connected to the stage musical:

Jeffjeffdejeff jeff nicholson
Really looking forward to working with the Les Mis film creative team on the score again this week. #howluckyamI
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #155
Posted: 1/19/12 at 11:06am
Has anyone thought that maybe this aspect that is not true could be that Swift "HAD ALREADY BEEN CAST IN THE ROLE"? We know that she's not officially confirmed for the film and maybe she's still being considered.

Updated On: 1/19/12 at 11:06 AM
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #156
Posted: 1/19/12 at 12:47pm
Isn't it kind of weird that she's been in hiding since the announcement of her being offered the role? Why would she do that though? If someone asks her about it, all she would have to say is that she can't talk about it at this time. I almost feel like if she takes on this role, she will have some major haters. She's America's Sweetheart! Is that what they want to happen to her perfect reputation?



Updated On: 1/19/12 at 12:47 PM
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #157
Posted: 1/19/12 at 12:54pm
She's actually on the cover of February Vogue.


Taylor Swift in Vogue
Updated On: 1/19/12 at 12:54 PM
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #158
Posted: 1/19/12 at 1:26pm
A person on IMDB said that their associate told them that Hooper heard about the bad reaction of Swift being offered the role and now he is having second thoughts. Who knows if they are telling the truth?

But if this really is true, then I will be disappointed because as I've stated before, it's really sad that there were very few people willing to give her chance. Hooper should give her one as well.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1707386/board/thread/193715682?d=193757186&p=1#193757186



Updated On: 1/19/12 at 01:26 PM
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #159
Posted: 1/19/12 at 1:50pm
Well sometimes studios or Directors will throw names out there to get reactions from people. I thought they were going to use her because of her popularity with fans and not because of talent. Its not a surprise that she can't really sing. So why else would they choose her for such an iconic role? Which brings me back to this...If fans go against her, then it would make since to reconsider casting her. I just think they should cast someone who can sing and have talent. It just seems like they are looking for someone who will pull in the box office numbers and who have popularity with the fans. Well they can have talent and popularity with someone like Emma Stone. Why not do a voice over on someone like her?
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #160
Posted: 1/19/12 at 1:53pm
No offense but frankie Ruffelle hardly has the nicest voice in the room either.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #161
Posted: 1/19/12 at 2:06pm
She didn't have the nicest voice but boy, did she emote that song!
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #162
Posted: 1/19/12 at 2:09pm
Thank you Wildcard. But some of the complaints about swifts singing voice are terribly overblown especially with the orginal the performance it vocally was. Shouldn't we all reserve judgements until we hear her sing on my own. She mit be just fine.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #163
Posted: 1/19/12 at 2:58pm
I know it's rude of us to make a fuss over Miss Swift - she's a great songwriter and role model. It's just that most of us have been waiting for this film adaptation for YEARS - we're emotionally invested in "Les Miserables", and we want someone whom we KNOW can nail the role - not someone who MIGHT do well. We all know that Eponine needs to be a broadway belter with a strong voice, which Frances Ruffelle- even with the debate over her voice vs. other Eponines - obviously was. I suppose there is a chance that Taylor's never been able to show certain aspects of her voice simply due to the style of her songs (like Nicole Scherzinger and her opera training), but I'm afraid that chance seems rather slim, seeing as she sings the American national anthem and "Tonight" from West Side Story with the same voice as she does her own songs...

I'd like to add that I think Taylor Swift would make a good Ilse in "Spring Awakening" though!

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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #164
Posted: 1/19/12 at 3:46pm
The musical's official website wrote an article on Aaron Tveit offically being confimred. It also says that Amanda Seyfried HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN CONFIRMED to play Cosette.

"Also confirmed are Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Eddie Redmayne as Marius and Amanda Seyfried as Cosette."

However, there is no mention of Bonham-Carter, Baren Cohen, or Swift.



MIZ FILM: It's official! Aaron Tveit is confirmed to join the cast...
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #165
Posted: 1/19/12 at 3:51pm
Ughh, I really was hoping Amanda Seyfried was just a rumor.
Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #166
Posted: 1/19/12 at 7:38pm
I'm not a big Seyfried fan either, but Cosette is such a small part that I don't think I'll mind her. She pretty much disappears after 'One Day More' and doesn't show up again until the show's almost over. She doesn't have any huge solo songs like Fantine or Eponine do.

If you go out for popcorn when she and Marius start singing and come back once the attack on the Rue Plumet starts, you'll pretty much miss her entire part.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #167
Posted: 1/19/12 at 8:19pm
But you shouldn't feel that way about Cosette. She's a great character in the novel and I love her part vocally. I'm always more into legit soprano than belting.
Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #168
Posted: 1/19/12 at 9:18pm
I agree, and it's a shame that the show pretty much reduced her to the typical pretty female romantic lead who gets nothing to do but moon over Marius. At the end she becomes his reward for surviving the barricade. She has a few flashes of personality when she challenges Valjean for clues to her past but that's about it. I guess there just wasn't time to make her anything more and I doubt the movie will try. They'll probably focus on Fantine and Eponine because their stories are more compelling and tragic.
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #169
Posted: 1/19/12 at 9:33pm
"


Here's a tweet from someone else apparently connected to the stage musical:

Jeffjeffdejeff jeff nicholson
Really looking forward to working with the Les Mis film creative team on the score again this week. #howluckyamI"

Jeff Nicholson was in the 25th Anniversary concert as the Factory Foreman lusting after Fantine. I've seen him in the stage show a few times -- he's excellent.




Read more: https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?page=7&thread=1037027&boardname=&boardid=1#ixzz1jxh6sAul
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #170
Posted: 1/19/12 at 9:37pm
Here's another tweet:

JosefAltin Josef Altin
woke up this morning with lovely news!! - got the part for LES MISERABLES THE MOVIE 2012, plus im in the top 3 for 'puck' happy days

JosefAltin Josef Altin
dont know what ill be playing in LES MISERABLES movie yet...as soon as i know ill let u all know
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Les Miserables Movie Auditions/Casting Info #171
Posted: 1/19/12 at 11:04pm
Swift will be at the Sundance Film Festival tomorrow. Lets see if she will either confirm or deny any of these rumors.

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TAYLOR SWIFT will make her first trip to the Sundance Film Festival on Friday. The singer/songwriter will attend the premiere of Rory Kennedys HBO documentary Ethel, about her mother, Ethel Kennedy.

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I thought she would be at the People's Choice Awards, but she did not attend them. But now that she will be making an appearance at an event, she has the chance to set the record straight.


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