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New Images Of Jean Valjean, Fantine, Cosette, Marius, The Thénardiers & More From 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2012 9:17 AM
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We gotta ask...what's going with Éponine? As Universal continues going hard on the marketing campaign for "Les Miserables," Samantha Barks seems conspicuously absent from much of it. Secret weapon or stumbling block? Here's hoping for the former, but unfortunately, she isn't in this latest batch of promo images for the movie, snapped by the legendary Annie Leibovtiz for Vogue.

Sacha Baron Cohen & Helena Bonham Carter Step Out Of A Tim Burton Movie In New 'Les Misérables' Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 9:37 AM
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Thus far, the marketing for Universal's upcoming Oscar hopeful "Les Misérables" has been spot on. Promising epic grandeur, emotional and exquisite production values, all with a top flight cast, excitement has been running high. And then there's this....

'Les Miserables' Pushed Back To December 25th, New Image Of Eddie Redmayne & Amanda Seyfried In Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 18, 2012 1:04 PM
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There's a lot of films this year which are going to go down to the wire when it comes to making their Oscar-targeted release dates. Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" was still announcing casting in May, although it seems to be well on course for its December date. Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" was still shooting at the end of July, a risky move for a film that's also heading for a Christmas date. And mega-musical "Les Miserables" wrapped only a few weeks earlier.

New Images Of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe & Anne Hathaway In Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 29, 2012 8:05 AM
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The movie-musical is a difficult nut to crack. The genre's proven the undoing of great filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, and, in the modern era, for every smash big-screen hit like "Chicago" or "Hairspray," there's a "Nine," a "Phantom of the Opera" or a "Rent" stinking up the joint. But this Christmas' big hope has the kind of pedigree that suggests it's got a better run at Oscar and box-office glory than most.

New Images Of Chloe Moretz, Blake Lively, Eddie Redmayne & More In 'Hick'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2012 4:09 PM
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Not really feeling "Dark Shadows" or "The Avengers" at the multiplex next weekend? Feel like staying home instead and not dealing with hassle, hustle and bustle of a busy weekend audience? Well, you'll have an option on VOD with "Hick" (which is also opening in limited release as well) and a few more images have arrived to give you a sneak peek at what you're going to get.

Eddie Redmayne Joins 'Les Miserables' As Marius

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 6:11 AM
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Already conquering the stage, with a Tony award under this belt for his turn in "Red," Eddie Redmayne is now looking to conquer the film world as well. He's got a meaty co-starring role in the forthcoming "My Week With Marilyn" and has the indie flick "Hick" in the bag with Blake Lively and Chloe Moretz. Now he's jumping onto a project that is already locked and loaded for the 2012 Oscar season.

NYFF '11: Eddie Redmayne Says 'My Week With Marilyn' A Celebration Of Old School Filmmaking

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 13, 2011 4:40 AM
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Rising British actor Eddie Redmayne has packed a career’s worth of activity into a short time. He's already won a Tony Award, is well regarded for his stage efforts and is quickly making headway on both the small and big screen. He features in the mini-series "The Pillars Of Earth," has appeared in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "The Other Boleyn Girl," however, “My Week With Marilyn” is where he’s got his biggest, showiest role to date. As third assistant director Colin Clark, he’s not only got to manage the egos on the set of “The Princess And The Showgirl,” he’s also tasked with being Marilyn Monroe’s unofficial “handler.” And like anyone else who orbited the star, he winds up falling for her.

NYFF: Simon Curtis Discusses Recreating Marilyn Monroe For 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 10, 2011 9:27 AM
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“My Week With Marilyn” tells the story of Colin Clark, a third assistant director on the set of “The Prince And The Showgirl” who served as mediator between star Marilyn Monroe and the frustrated cast and crew. However, if you heard it from Clark’s memoirs, published long after Monroe’s passing, there was more than just a working relationship between the two of them.

NYFF: "It Was A Very Slow Process" -- Michelle Williams Talks Challenge Of Portraying Marilyn Monroe

  • By Cory Everett
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  • October 9, 2011 9:00 AM
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And 5 Other Things Learned From The "My Week With Marilyn" Press Conference At NYFFWe've now reached the midpoint of the New York Film Festival, which means that tonight will see the World Premiere of the festival's Centerpiece, "My Week With Marilyn." While most of NYFF's films have stopped elsewhere on the festival carousel, this is one of the few films to make its world premiere at the fest. (It's certainly the one with the highest profile, that is, until Monday's secret screening anyway.) Based on two memoirs by Colin Clark, "The Prince, The Showgirl And Me: 6 Months On The Set With Marilyn & Olivier" and "My Week With Marilyn," the film is the author's account of working on "The Prince And The Showgirl," a Laurence Olivier-directed film that the acting great costarred in with Marilyn Monroe, who at the time was at the peak of her career. The film stars relative newcomer Eddie Redmayne as 23 year old Clark, Kenneth Branagh as Olivier and Michelle Williams as the iconic Monroe along with Judi Dench, Julia Ormond, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Dougray Scott and Emma Watson who round out the supporting cast.

NYFF ‘11 Review: A Slight & Superficial 'My Week With Marilyn' Often Resembles A Lifetime Movie

  • By The Playlist
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  • October 9, 2011 8:01 AM
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Marked by an admirable, but certainly not spectacular performance by Michelle Williams -- in a role she's arguably not very suited for -- some wonderful costuming, set design and locations, and a stand-out supporting turn by Judi Dench, there aren't many other favorable things to say about "My Week With Marilyn," a slight drama with a reputable cast, that still feels through and through like a superficial Lifetime made for TV-movie.

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