Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Broadway Eponine & RomCom Lucifer

Lucifer has a case of the dramaz in Gustave Dore's illustration.

Oh, whew. After all the drama surrounding Taylor Swift as Eponine in the upcoming movie adaptation of the musical adaptation of Les Miserables, it looks like Eponine vet Samantha Barks has the role. I'm much happier with this. Barks has reality show roots, but she has done this role many times, is a strong Broadway-style singer, and looks like she could have been birthed by Sasha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.

Though hopefully she'll be less mascara-y in the movie. BRB, Marius, but now that I've dressed up as a boy I gotta put on my makeup before taking a bullet for you.

In other controversial-movies-that-haven't-started-filming-yet news, Paradise Lost, a big-screen, big-budget adaptation of John Milton's 1667 epic (like 10,000+ lines epic) poem - with Bradley Cooper as Lucifer - is apparently starting filming in June after delays. Now that the shock of this casting has worn off (will Lucifer wear polo shirts and get into a ridiculous shove-fight with Michael?), I'm looking forward to seeing how this project develops.

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