They (whoever "they" are) have decided to make another Les Mis movie, this time a musical version.
New favorite movie? Very possible.
It is not scheduled to come out until December 7th, and currently it is in production, but the cast list has me pretty excited. First of all, I've heard Samantha Barks was cast as Eponine. This is Samantha performing "A Little Fall of Rain" in London. Video quality isn't great but based on this clip I think she'll make a great Eponine. (Much better than the other actresses who were reportedly in the running - Scarlett Johannson? Thank you, filmmakers, for not casting her and possibly ruining my favorite role.)
If I could ever live my dream of performing on Broadway, I'd want to play Eponine.
Amanda Seyfried is Cosette, which I can picture, but I just can't see Anne Hathaway as Fantine - hoping she will surprise me. Hugh Jackman will play Jean Valjean, which is great because he has such extensive theater experience, though he will be following a long line of amazing vocalists who have played the role, and has rather large shoes to fill. I'm pretty stoked to see Russell Crowe as Javert, and I think Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen will be perfect as the Thenardiers.
This is the Finale, performed by my favorite actors who have played the roles of Jean Valjean and Eponine. Not sure what language the lyrics are in, but I know it isn't French.
The lyrics - incredible. "To love another person is to see the face of God." Best show ever.
I will now be counting down the days until December 7th! (And I realize this was probably not the least bit interesting to anyone except probably my sisters, Marci, and Bree. Sorry people, I'm just too excited about this.)