Loved Les Miserables on the big screen? On the stage? Now here comes TV. From Deadline Hollywood:
Having jointly conquered one literary classic with Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, the Weinstein Co. and BBC are re-teaming for an event TV adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic Les Misérables. The six-point mini will be written by award-winning scribe Andrew Davies, who also adapted Tolstoy’s epic tale for TWC and the BBC. Davies will be working from Hugo’s novel, rather than the musical, to delve deep into the many layers of Jean Valjean and Javert’s cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest.
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