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Who Should Join Anne Hathaway in the Cast of Les Miserables?

Who Should Join Anne Hathaway in the Cast of Les Miserables?

You may or may not be aware of this, but a movie version of the international musical theatre sensation Les Miserables is currently in the works. This isn’t the first time in recent memory someone has tried to put Victor Hugo’s novel on the screen, but it IS the first time that it’s been done in musical form. And it’s racking up a pretty good cast, too: Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe signed on as escaped con Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert respectively a while ago, and just this week, Anne Hathaway joined the team as Fantine, the ill-fated singer of “I Dreamed a Dream.” So that got us thinking: Who ELSE might shine in this star-studded cast? We have no idea if any of these actors can sing, but hey, that’s never stopped anyone in the past (Sweeney Todd, much?). Here are our picks for the cast of the new Les Mis: More »

When Did Paul Bettany Get Typecast as Controversial Religious Figures?

When Did Paul Bettany Get Typecast as Controversial Religious Figures?

What’s the last major role of Paul Bettany‘s that you can remember where he didn’t play a warrior priest with a sick cross forehead tattoo; a fallen angel who cuts off his wings and straps on some firepower to protect the next Jesus Christ; or an ardent (albino) Opus Dei assassin who flogs himself for his mistakes? Bettany’s been pigeonholed as the token religious character in a string of underwhelming movies — I’m surprised he didn’t find his way into M. Night Shyamalan‘s Devil — and we miss the sweet guy we first met in A Knight’s Tale. More »

Hollywood Jobs: Leslie Thorson, Location Manager

Hollywood Jobs: Leslie Thorson, Location Manager

In our new series Hollywood Jobs, Rebecca Rose will interview people who work in all aspects of the entertainment industry – except performing. Here, you’ll meet the people who keep the show going on behind the scenes.

Leslie Thorson is a Key Assistant Location Manager who has worked on over 20 major Hollywood films, including LA Confidential, Something’s Gotta Give and The Italian Job. Leslie spoke with me from her home in Los Angeles in order to help me understand what it takes to do one of the toughest, if most under-appreciated fields in production. More »

Crush This: ‘Robin Hood’, Rom-Coms Rule This Week

Crush This: 'Robin Hood', Rom-Coms Rule This Week

Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music and TV. We’ve navigated the inner reaches of our entertainment-obsessed brains in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer. This week, we’re getting into the summer movie season in earnest, with big releases like Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood with Russell Crowe in the lead role and romantic comedies Letters to Juliet and Just Wright. And don’t miss this week’s season finales of some of your favorite TV shows like Vampire Diaries — especially if they haven’t been renewed by the networks yet. More »