Actors Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher were on hand last night for the world premiere of ‘Les Miserables’.
Hathaway said at the premiere Wednesday that playing the role of Fantine in the film adaptation of “Les Mis” was a dream job she would have done anything to land, describing the gig as “the sort of job you should give your paycheck back” for.
The 30-year-old actress lost 25 pounds (11.3 kilograms) and cut her hair to play the role of a struggling, sickly mother forced into prostitution in 1800s Paris in the screen adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic.
Joined by Jackman and other costars Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried, Hathaway signed autographs and met fans in central London at the event.
What do you think of Anne’s dress?? And daaaaaaaaaaaaaaang check out Isla Fisher’s dress!
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I didn’t even know the two of them were in the movie! I’m even more excited now!
Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter play the Thenardiers in the highly anticipated adaptation of the famous musical, and here we’re getting our first look at their character poster!
We also get a look at the character poster for Cosette and Marius, played by Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne.
Previous character posters for “Les Miserables” have included Hugh Jackman (as Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (as Javert), Anne Hathaway (as Fantine) and Seyfried by herself. As fans of the musical (and/or Victor Hugo novel) might remember, the Thenardiers are duplicitous parents of Eponine (played by newcomer Samantha Barks) and factor heavily in the film’s tragic last act.
“Les Miserables” is one of the year’s biggest presumed Oscar contenders. Hooper, who won an Academy Award for “The King’s Speech,” had his performers sing live-to-tape during filming, a process that isn’t normally done on movie musicals. For more on “Les Miserables,” watch the behind-the-scenes feature at the bottom of this post.
I literally cannot wait for this movie! Dying!!!
Posted Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 11:11am
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Admiral General Aladeen character from his upcoming movie ‘The Dictator’ has issued a statement about the death of Kim Jong Il.
In a statement given to Gossip Cop, General Aladeen writes, “I am saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend Kim Jong-Il. Our thoughts go out to his wife and 813 children.”
“K-Jo,” as General Aladeen calls him, “was a great leader, good friend and average double’s badminton partner.”
Aladeen remembers his pal as a man who “did so much to spread compassion, wisdom and uranium throughout the world.”
Cohen has similarly assumed his characters “Bruno” and “Borat” while promoting their films.
The Dictator is set for a May 2012 release.
It’s a little bit funny, you have to admit.
Posted Monday, December 19th, 2011 at 12:12pm
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Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian who brought us ‘Borat’ and ‘Bruno’ has signed on to play Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. Sounds like it won’t be controversial at all!
Cohen is set to star in a comedy inspired by a book thought to be written by Hussein titled ‘Zabibah and the King,’ BBC reports. The book was a best-seller in Iraq back in 2000.
Paramount Pictures joked that the film would “tell the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” Writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel, who all work for ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ have been signed on to write the script.
The film, titled ‘The Dictator,’ is scheduled to be released in theaters May 11, 2012. It will be directed by Larry Charles, who has worked with Cohen on both ‘Bruno’ and ‘Borat.’
Cohen married actress Isla Fisher in March 2010. Fisher converted to Judaism so that she and Cohen could raise their child, born in summer of 2010, in the Jewish faith.
Cohen has also been the center of several lawsuits for his over-the-top characters’ real-life interactions.
Posted Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 5:17pm
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