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Tom Hopper to Shoot ‘Les Miserables’ in 2D

With a stellar cast and iconic source material, Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables already looks like it might be one of next year’s best films, but there’s been a dilemma surrounding the feature: the possibility of it being a 3D film. However, we won’t have to worry about that anymore.

While at the British Independent Film Awards, where his Best Picture winner The King’s Speech was being honored, Hooper told the BBC that the film would be in 2D, though there was a temptation to utilize three dimensions.

Here’s his statement for why he decided to shoot “Miserables” in 2D:

“I slightly worry with 3D that some people will physically struggle with it. If you have a certain type of eyesight it can be more demanding than watching a normal movie.

With a two-and-a-half hour film, I didn't want to make something that anyone might think 'That's not for me, because I don't like the medium'.

I wanted to make a film that would touch everyone. I believe the story is so strong, 3D is not essential."

Hooper also relayed that actresses will soon be officially attached to the roles of Cosette and Eponine. An open casting call to play the former part will be held this Saturday according to Broadway World, so it’s very possible that a relatively unknown actress could snag that part. Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, and Evan Rachel Wood are all in the running to play Eponine as we reported the other day.


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