Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie

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Posted: 11/1/11 at 2:08pm
>>>EXCLUSIVE: Hot off My Week With Marilyn, Eddie Redmayne has been set to play the role of Marius in Les Miserables, the Tom Hooper-directed musical for Universal Pictures that stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert and Anne Hathaway as Fantine. Universal has set the Working Title-produced musical for release in the center of next year’s Oscar race with a December 7, 2012 date. Cameron Mackintosh is producing with Working Title’s Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Debra Hayward. William Nicholson wrote the script and the music is by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil.

Redmayne, whose starring role opposite Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn has put him in the Oscar discussion, won a Tony Award for Red and he is preparing to star in Richard II, which is Michael Grandage’s farewell production as artistic director of Donmar Warehouse. Redmayne, who also recently wrapped the Derick Martini-directed Hick alongside Chloe Moretz and Blake Lively, is repped by CAA, manager Gene Parseghian and United Agents in the UK.<<
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Ginger Marius...oh.
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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I was just coming to post this. I was beat to the punch.

Don't forget aasjb4ever, he doesn't have to be ginger in the movie.
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Ugh! The red(dish) hair doesn't bother me a bit, but I've always found him to be completely creepy and psychotic-looking. THAT bothers me in a romantic lead.
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Can he even sing?

I've never heard of him, and from the brief biographies I've found, he's an actor and a model but doesn't seem to have *any* singing experience at all. Or does he?

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Really? I always found him rather attractive. He has that unique, not too Hollywood look to him. You are right though, he is not the standard romantic lead type.
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He's a good actor. At least he was in Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The Other Boleyn Girl.

He's just way too "Norman Bates" for me.

And he'll be 30 in January. I thought they'd go younger for Marius.
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Guess you missed when he won a Tony Award for Red, sueb?
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Creeeeeeepy ...

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That's a terrible picture of him. He's unconventionally attractive. I don't get the serial killer vibe from him.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #10
Posted: 11/1/11 at 2:32pm
Better?

Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie

Sure, you can catch him at a good angle in still photos, but have you seen him in movies? He looks more like these shots.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #11
Posted: 11/1/11 at 2:38pm
He is "British attractive". LOL He does look a bit younger than 30. I figured their student uprising would be lead by the 15-30 age group for the movie. I expected casting of Marius to be closer to 20.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #12
Posted: 11/1/11 at 2:40pm
Here's a Q&A at Broadway.com when he won his Tony Award.

Tony Interview
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #13
Posted: 11/1/11 at 2:44pm
I expected someone closer to 20 as well. Makes me wonder how they'll go with Cosette.

On the positive side, he IS a good actor ... Maybe his talent will win me over.

I sure hope he can sing.

EDIT: And better than just reading the Tony interview, here's his acceptance speech at the ceremony. I'm assuming he screen-tested for Marius, so maybe he's growing into his looks a little more (at 30).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fSr_kfaWrE
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #14
Posted: 11/1/11 at 2:59pm
Not complaining about anything. He and Lucy Hale will be an awesome pair.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #15
Posted: 11/1/11 at 2:59pm

Well, this is the first bit of authentically exciting casting news for this movie so far. I, for one, think he's absolutely gorgeous and found him completely captivating in RED. Well-suited!
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #16
Posted: 11/1/11 at 3:03pm
It's really left-field casting and he was never on my radar for this role but I love it. He's an incredibly talented actor, looks much younger than his age and presumably, if he's got the role, then he can sing, he certainly has a wonderful speaking voice (can;t wait to see him in Richard II at the Donmar). I don't think for a second in this day and age they would even consider casting someone who couldn't sing, I mean pulling a Marni Nixon nowadays just wouldn't wash with the public, surely the'd feel like they were being cheated.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #17
Posted: 11/1/11 at 3:04pm
I agree that 30 is too old for Marius, but maybe he reads younger.

peachesr: They cast people who can't sing all of the time in modern musical movies.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #18
Posted: 11/1/11 at 3:06pm
Count me in the glad for the unconventional choice route. The casting was starting to feel a little Hollywood glam.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #19
Posted: 11/1/11 at 3:10pm

He definitely reads younger, potentially significantly so.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #20
Posted: 11/1/11 at 3:13pm
No, it's not a better picture of him. They're both horrible. But he's a good looking guy and fit the romantic lead very well in Pillars of the Earth opposite Hailey Atwell.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #21
Posted: 11/1/11 at 3:28pm
Here's his IMDB page, with a not-so-bad photo.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #22
Posted: 11/1/11 at 3:45pm
What an odd choice. The casting of him and Helena Bonham Carter are starting to deflate my enthusiasm for this film. But I'll try and keep an open mind and hope I'll be pleasantly surprised.


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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #23
Posted: 11/1/11 at 4:02pm
Creepy?
Yes, but in a good way.
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Eddie Redmayne Joins Les Miserables Movie #24
Posted: 11/1/11 at 4:10pm
"Not complaining about anything. He and Lucy Hale will be an awesome pair."

Do we have any confirmation that Hale will be doing the film?