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Old June 19 2011, 11:48 PM   #44
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Re: "King's Speech" director to take on "Les Miserables"

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They'll absolutely have to expand that early part of the story, because the musical makes a huge jump from "Valjean repents" to "Valjean owns a factory and is the mayor of a town," and that really won't fly in a movie.
It's been years since I saw it, but didn't the Neeson version do basically that?

Either way, I don't think that's a problem. Movies do time-jumps like that all the time.
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