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the late, or rather, later Henrik Egerman ([personal profile] prodigy) wrote2011-06-16 02:09 am
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Sexy Valjean! At least! We see each other plain!

[personal profile] metonymy  10:30 pm
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78687

[personal profile] prodigy  10:41 pm
Oh man, did not see your IM!

[personal profile] metonymy  10:41 pm
It's okay!

[personal profile] prodigy  10:42 pm
actor Hugh Jackman will be headlining it, playing Jean Valjean.
actor Hugh Jackman will be headlining it, playing Jean Valjean.
actor Hugh Jackman will be headlining it, playing Jean Valjean.
actor Hugh Jackman will be headlining it, playing Jean Valjean.

[personal profile] metonymy  10:43 pm
I HAD TO SHARE

[personal profile] prodigy  10:43 pm
actor Hugh Jackman will be headlining it, playing Jean Valjean.

[personal profile] metonymy  10:43 pm
DID I BREAK YOU?
OH SHIT
D:

[personal profile] prodigy  10:43 pm
WHO AM I???
WHO AM IIIIIIIIII???????????
I'M SEXY JEAN VALJEANNNNNNNNNNNN

So. Yes. There was that. There was also rumor talk of Paul Bettany for Javert here, and it says a lot for me that my first reaction was not "wat" but was "wait, does he have the right vocal range?" and then "can he sing?" Not that it stopped them with Gerard Butler

In other news, for the David Gemmel Legend Award auction Scott Lynch is auctioning off a cameo in one of his books. It starts at $20, which tempts me in terms of cheeky excuses to introduce yourself to famous people. I prefer excuses that don't cost indeterminate amounts of money, and anyway, there's something inherently sad about having to pay to get the attention of someone whose writing you admire. Okay, I lie, my main reservation is wondering whether or not I would get to write my own physical description, or if I am just sending a photo here. I am concerned about the photo possibility. I am concerned that the keen eye of Scott Lynch, given the opportunity to describe me, may pen a tertiary character with adjectives which are not "handsome" and "roguish" but "twinky" and "creepy-looking" and "bitch-faced." I can't be the only one who thinks about these things.
aurimae: father ray mukada and sister pete sitting on a couch with the words "the god squad" (Oz: the god squad)

[personal profile] aurimae 2011-06-16 10:54 am (UTC)(link)
Wait, so the article didn't say that Colm Wilkinson would be starring in yet another Broadway revival of Les Mis and that Philip Quast would be joining as Javert? Oh, that's right, that's only in my head.

I guess this is better than hearing Johnny Depp will be leading in the The Thin Man remake (I'm still shuddering from that), and at least the role of Valjean will be played by a trained and experienced singer. I'm side eye-ing the choice of Bettany as Javert, but like you said, not a huge obstacle (in terms of singing).
aurimae: father ray mukada and sister pete sitting on a couch with the words "the god squad" (Oz: the god squad)

[personal profile] aurimae 2011-06-16 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
My dream cast would more or less be a mash-up of the TAC cast and the OBC. At least with head canon, you don't have to worry about silly things like acoustics. *g*

(There's a musical based on The Secret Garden??? asjdlfjalsdf *wikis*)

In the end, I definitely agree. My base requirement being they don't butcher the songs ... with the voices. Even with casting mishaps and editing horrors, some terrific productions of the songs would make me pretty happy. To prevent it from being an opera (and ignore the fine standard Jesus Christ Superstar has given us), I'm guessing they'll de-song/cut the chorus/social commentary songs and keep the biggies e.g. "Do You Hear The People Sing" and "One Day More." iirc, that's basically what happened with Sweeney Todd: they cut out the ballad.
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[personal profile] relia 2011-06-18 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess they could swap out "Drink With Me" for a scene with Enjolras and Grantaire doing it on the barricades? I would accept that swap (but nothing less).

themis: Leslie Cheung in Happy Together (wkw: cigarettes and chocolate milk)

[personal profile] themis 2011-06-17 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
I can't be the only one who thinks about these things.

You're not. I am sure that if I were to send in a photo, instead of "chic," "elegant gamine," or any positive variation on, like, "feline" the result would be something like "round-faced little bitch, pallid as a drowned sailor."

Which is too bad, because if IIRC I am very much Jean's type.
themis: Simone de Beauvoir (p: what is a woman?)

[personal profile] themis 2011-06-17 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I am a short, bitchy, and well-read young woman. Same difference?