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British actor Eddie Redmayne has become increasingly in demand thanks to his breakout role as Marius in Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables.” Deadline reports Redmayne has landed the role of genius physicist Stephen Hawking in biopic “Theory of Everything”, which James Marsh is set to direct. Deadline also reports Redmayne is also being sought for Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of “Far From the Madding Crowd” opposite Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts, but believes Redmayne’s priority will be the Hawking biopic. Filming is set to begin in early fall with Redmayne as theRead More
She sang a bit in “My Week with Marilyn” (doing her best breathy whisper-croon) but is Michelle Williams ready to tackle a full scale classic Broadway musical by no less than Rodgers and Hammerstein? British paper The Daily Mail reports Williams has been offered the lead role of Nellie Forbush in a planned big screen adaptation of “South Pacific.” Set during World War II on a South Pacific island and thematically revolving around issues of race, Williams is being eyed for the role of a young and Naive American nurseRead More
British actor Dominic Cooper is in talks to join Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon in origin tale “Dracula”, according to Variety. Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the long-gestating project formerly titled “Dracula: Year Zero”, which sees Evans as a young Prince Vlad who offers up his soul to a bloodthirsty sultan in exchange for the lives of his wife (Gadon) and child, and thus becomes the world’s first vampire. There’s no word on who Cooper will play, but with the isolated nature of a character such asRead More
Who knew classically trained British actor Eddie Redmayne, known for doing Shakespeare on stage and currently playing Marius in “Les Miserables”, was so keen to take on a big budget sci-fi franchise? After testing for Marvel properties “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (he lost out to Dane DeHaan) and “Guardians of the Galaxy” (result pending), Redmayne has finally found success, landing a role opposite Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in the Andy and Lana Wackowskis’ next feature, “Jupiter Ascending.” Variety reports Redmayne is now in negotiations for an unspecified role inRead More
Looks like Dominic Cooper is trading in one revenge thriller for another. After dropping out of “Motor City”, which will now star Gerard Butler (downgrade!), Cooper is signing on to original Swedish “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” director Niels Arden Oplev’s “Dead Man Down”, joining original Lisbeth Salander Noomi Rapace and Irish star Colin Farrell in the cast. It’s a curious switheroo for Cooper, who apparently gave up the leading role in “Motor City” to play second or third fiddle here. Farrell leads the way as a mobster’s hitmanRead More
Looks like conquering “Motor City” just isn’t enough for Dominc Cooper, who’s setting his sights on something more global, as Variety reports the busy and rising actor has replaced Clive Owen in international thriller “Cities”. The new casting could call into question Cooper’s previous commitment to “Motor City”, the ambitious dialogue-free revenge thriller he was slated to star in opposite Amber Heard. Cooper will join Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Anil Kapoor in “Cities” for director Roger Donaldson, which will tell “stories of characters around the globe, including a NewRead More
Warner Bros wants to continue to do business with the team behind “Harry Potter.” Director David Yates has been courted by the studio for a variety of projects but has settled on “Your Voice In My Head”, and now it looks like everyone is keen to get more “Potter” alumni involved. Deadline reports Yates is now in talks with Hermione herself Emma Watson to take the lead role in the adaptation of Emma Forrest’s adaptation of her own memoir. If her deal comes together, this film will mark the fifthRead More
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have announced the nominees for the 2011 year in film. Summer blockbuster drama “The Help” leads the way with four well deserved nominations, including breakout stars Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress. “The Artist” also continues to dominate, with Jean Dujardin (Best Actor) and Berenice Bejo (Best Supporting Actress) both landing nods, as well as the entire ensemble. Snubbed in the Supporting Actress category is Shailene Woodley, who gave a brave and powerful performance in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” TheRead More
Thank you for joining us again if you listened to our earlier podcasts or if you are new to the program, welcome! Once a week, Linda and Rebecca will take to the internet airwaves to discuss a variety of subjects, including all the latest news, movies we’ve seen recently, the Oscar season and more topics that interest us (or you! Please send us your suggestions for topics to talk about). • 00:00 – 16:15 – Some big news to discuss, including some “Les Miserables” casting, the Sundance line-up and more.Read More

Posted On November 1, 2011By Linda GeIn Casting

Eddie Redmayne to play Marius in “Les Miserables”

British actor Eddie Redmayne, one of our Faces to Watch in 2011, has landed the pivotal role of Marius Pontmercy in Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of “Les Miserables”, Deadline reports. Redmayne joins an impressive cast that includes Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe as arch enemies Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert, respectively, and Anne Hathaway as tragic figure Fantine. The Claude-Michel Schönberg musical, based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, is the World’s Longest Running Musical and follows 19th century convict Jean Valjean (Jackman), who has been let outRead More