Musical theater fans should be absolutely THRILLED that Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of The King's Speech, was chosen to helm the upcoming big screen adaptation Les Misérables because it looks like he's revolutionizing the genre.
Instead of recording the vocal parts in a studio months before production even begins, then simply asking Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried to lip sync on set, he's the first to ask actors to sing their hearts out on film.
Based on the extended behind-the-scenes look (above), that's exactly what they did and the stars LOVED the opportunity to do so.
The problem with the usual method, as hottie Eddie Redmayne explains, is that "you have to make all of your acting choices before you've even met the actor you're working with."
Hmm…with that insightful look into the production process, it sounds like the film business has been robbing us of even more AH-mazing performance for years!
We were a little bummed to learn that the release date had been pushed back by 11 days, but we're VERY happy to see that it's totally going to be worth the wait!
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