Pictures and Trailer from the upcoming 2012 Les Misérables  movies. I’m still not sure on the casting and the production values seem a bit to  much like “Notice Me Academy”.

 

(Please Note –  I’m not as familiar with Les Mis so I may have misidentified  characters or actors)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7_pOyPYGUQ

How do you think Notre Dame de Paris would translate to a movie format? I think a cinematic treatment could be cool but the musical doesn’t have the best “narrative.”

Last week it was announced that July 9th and 10th the original cast was performing the Notre Dame de Paris Concert in Beirut. Now they have added three more Concerts in March 2013 in Kiev on March 5th, Moscow on the 7th and 8th and  St Petersburg  on March 10th. It was reported on http://jzenatti.forumactif.com/ and has been confirmed on Bruno Pelletier Facebook page.

Notre Dame de Paris Beirut Concerts 2012 picture image

Notre Dame de Paris Beirut Concerts 2012

Does anyone else find it curious that they’re holding the Kiev concert in March next year?The Concerts have been performed for the last two years in Kiev in December and now they’ll be March and no 2012 Kiev performance.  Though more of these concerts are a good thing so I’m happy.

Good news, July 9-10 The Original Notre Dame de Pris Troup (Garou, Helene Segara, Daniel Lavoie, Bruno Pelletier, Patrick Fiori, Luck Merville and Julie Zenatti ) will perform in Beirut, Lebanon.  For more info co this website; Evention

Notre Dame de Paris Beirut Concerts 2012 picture image

Notre Dame de Paris Beirut Concerts 2012

While this is great news, I just wonder how long it will take for one the Notre Dame de Paris concerts to be in Canada or for that matter somewhere in the Westren Hemisphere. I mean 4/7 of the original cast members are Canadians. And there is a decent number of past cast members who are from the Western Hemisphere. So when will it happen? I know there was a rumor last year about the Original Troupe performing in Montreal in the summer but Garou was in Cirque du Soleil, so that didn’t happen. But I hope it happens soon.

So I had said the Robert Marien, Matt Laurent, and Myriam Brousseau were in the World Tour Cast but it seems that they are in the Asian Tour 2011-2012 Cast. I Suppose with two English Tour cast information get a little confusing. Or Perhaps I’m Waaay off and was wrong about a World Tour.

Anyway here is the Cast of the 2011 Asian Tour Cast

Cast of Notre Dame de Paris Asian Tour 2011 picture image

Cast of Notre Dame de Paris Asian Tour 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmed Cast (Source) and (Source

Quasimodo – Matt Laurent
Esmeralda – Candice Parise
Frollo – Robert Marien
Gringoire – Dennis Ten Vergert
Phoebus – Stephen Webb
Clopin – Ian Carlyle
Fleur de Lys – Lilly-Jane Young

 

Alternates
Quasimodo/Frollo – Nigel Richards
Gringoire/Phoebus – Tim Driesen (Source)
Esmeralda/Fleur de Lys – Myriam Brousseau (Source)
Quasimodo/Clopin -Marc Akinfolarin

Unconfirmed
According to Twitter posts, Rachel Muldoon and Tom Muggeridge are in cast, my guess is that they maybe dancers but I don’t know, some how they’re are linked with the cast.

EDIT 6/25/12
There is a World Tour. It Starts October 31th in Russia. Tour will be English.

(((I’m sorry I got it wrong, but I’ll post something when (and if) and cast news is released on the 2012-2013 cast unless the Asian Tour is in fact the tour that General Entertaiment Associates meant and if that’s the case, why did the say it would be 2012-2013 when the Asian Tour only going to last for a reported 8-9 months? My guess is that the Asian Tour is the Tour Cast and General Entertaiment should have been more clear in their write up. But still it would be cool to have a world tour of Notre Dame de Paris)))

 

After some research (mainly trying to figure out a name from Chinese Characters @_@),  Candice Parise will be playing Esmeralda Asian Tour Cast.

Candice Parise singing in a Press Conference in China Esmeralda Notre Dame de Paris picture image

Candice Parise singing in a Press Conference in China

This actually old news but Hunchback of Notre Dame is getting the Graphic Novel treatment via Dark Horse Publishing. It’s By Tim A Conrad.

Hunchback of Notre Dame Graphic Novel by Tim A Conrad

Hunchback of Notre Dame Graphic Novel by Tim A Conrad

Hunchback of Notre Dame Graphic Novel by Tim A Conrad

Hunchback of Notre Dame Graphic Novel by Tim A Conrad

Hunchback of Notre Dame Graphic Novel by Tim A Conrad

Hunchback of Notre Dame Graphic Novel by Tim A Conrad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Believe it not this not the first time Hunchback as been experience the comic treatment.

Robert Marien

Robert Marien

The Notre Dame de Paris Asian Tour Cast Frollo will be played by Robert Marien. He has also  played Frollo in the 2000 Candian Cast and in the 2004 French Cast. He was born in May 5 1956 and is a Québécois. He is an actor, singer, and songwriter who has performed in the musical Les Misérables in Montreal, Paris, New York and London. He has also appeared in numerous films.

Here is a clip of him singing as Frollo from the Canadian Cast with Gino Quilico

I think he a good choice for the role. I have nothing bad to say about this casting choice.

 

Sylvain Cossette

Sylvain Cossette

Seems like the Tour Cast with be mostly Canadian Performers and since Matt Laurent with be playing Quasimodo I would predict that the odds of Sylvain Cossette playing Gringoire are high (Sylvain Cossette and Matt Laurent have worked together and Sylvain Cossette has played Gringoire before in the 2000 Candian cast along with Robert Marien.)

 

Myriam Brousseau

Myriam Brousseau

 

Myriam Brousseau is another Québécois and has been in Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Romeo and Juliet and ASSASSINS. She’ll be playing the alternative for Fleur de Lys and Esmeralda. I’ve never heard her sing so I’ll hold off on judgement.

 

Edit-  This casting refers to the Asian Tour Cast for more info click here

Notre Dame de Paris 2012 Tour picture image

Notre Dame de Paris 2012 Tour

Cast confirmed: Matt Laurent will be Quasimodo, Robert Marien will be Frollo, and Myriam Brousseau will be the understudy for Fleur-De-Lys and Esmeralda. Rehearsals will start this October in Paris before heading to China where they’ll start touring with Notre-Dame in 2012 and 2013 for 8 to 9 month in English. Robert Marien will also be the vocal supervisor and Gilles Maheu will be the director.

 

Source: http://masterclassamontreal.com/2011/09/23/trois-quebecois-en-asie-avec-notre-dame-de-paris/

I’ll post my reactions on this later

Additional Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helena Bonham Carter picture image

Helena Bonham Carter

 

All signs  point signs point  to yes! Helena Bonham Carter has been cast in the upcoming  Les Miserables movie as Madame Thenardier. And Since Tim Burton is the frontrunner as Director of “Hunchback” she’ll be probably be in that as well.

Hugh Jackman picture image

Hugh Jackman

Russell Crowe picture

Russell Crowe

 

 

 

 

 

Also Hugh Jackman is playing Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe has reportedly accepted the role of Inspector Javert. I can’t really picture Crowe as Javert but maybe my conception of Javert is different from the Hollywood casting person.

 

Anne Hathaway Picture image

Anne Hathaway

 

Anne Hathaway is playing Fantine.

 

 

 

Claire Danes as Cossette from the 1998 Les Miserables picture image

Claire Danes as Cossette from the 1998 Les Miserables

 

I know this movie is going to be a musical but I think it would have been ironic if Claire Danes had played Fantine. After all she did play Cossette in the 1998 version.    I still don’t agree with Hathaway as Fantine and Crowe as Javert causes me to raise as eyebrow, but I’m not a casting director and they didn’t ask me either.

Notre Dame de Paris 2012 Tour picture image

Notre Dame de Paris 2012 Tour

 

I’ve been informed by a very big fan of Notre Dame on Squidoo, that Matt Laurent has confirmed he’ll play Quasimodo in the Asian Tour cast of Notre Dame de Paris. To read the comment click here. Comments are at the bottom.

I’m not surpise that Matt Laurent is going to play Quasimodo agian. He was an alternative in teh original cast, and he play Quasimodo in the Asian Tour. And Since he’s Canadian he speaks English. He also a decent singer, so I have no problem with this casting. The rest of the cast we’ll see.

Matt Laurent as Quasimodo in the Asian tour cast of Notre Dame de Paris with Nadia Bel as Esmeralda picture image picture image

Matt Laurent as Quasimodo in the Asian tour cast of Notre Dame de Paris with Nadia Bel as Esmeralda

 

 

Please Note – I’m not 100% sure if this is Nadia Bel or Chiara Di Bari, Looking at pictures of them I think it’s Nadia Bel, however  if I’m wrong let me know and I’ll fix it, though I like 98% sure of it.

Edit – Change World to Asian. For more info on casting click here