Anne Dudley is currently working as the music producer for the upcoming new film adaptation of the classic musical Les Miserables featuring the music composed by Claude-Michel Schonberg. The film is helmed by Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) and stars Hugh Jackman in the lead role of Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Eddie Redmayne as Marius and Helena Bonham Carter & Sacha Baron Cohen as Mr. and Mrs. Thernardier. Williams Nicholson (Gladiator, First Knight) has written the screenplay with Schonberg and Alain Boubill based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner (Atonement, Love Actually), Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh are producing the Working Title Films and Cameron Mackintosh production. According to a recent article in Variety, Dudley, whose credits include the Academy Award-winning score for The Full Monty, will be producing the recording sessions with a 70-piece orchestra, which are set to take place in October in London and Schonberg is composing new underscore for bits between the songs. Schonberg has also penned the new original song Suddenly with lyricist Alain Boubill. Universal Pictures will release Les Miserables on December 14, 2012. For updates on the musical drama, visit the official movie website.

  1. Chuck says:

    Hugh Jackman in the lead in the film version of the B-way muisical “Les Miz’ will be great as he was in “The Boy From Oz” and the recent “H J: Back on B-way”. And the Australian production of “Oklahoma” for PBS (on CD) is my favorite version of my favorite musical. Can’t wait for “Les Miz” to be released at Christmas. Hopefully it will garner many Oscar nods.

  2. Thomas says:

    When will the soundtrack be released?