This is the official poster of the movie.
And this is...
VALJEAN - Liam Neeson
JAVERT - Geoffery Rush
FANTINE - Uma Thurman
MARIUS - Hans Mathesons
COSETTE - Claire Danes
BEAUVIOR - Reine Bryonols
Rumours about story- and character-modifications:
For several years Alain Boublil and Claude-on a cinema-version of their
both musicals "Les Misérables" andM. Schönberg are working "Miss
Saigon". Now on the 31. march 1998 a noble casted movie about the life of
Jean Valjean with Liam Neeson, Clare Danes and many others will be shown in
the cinemas in europe. However on the basis of some changes in the story and
the characters giving offence to the fans of the novel and the musicals we
have to make it plain that this is NOT the filming of the musical
I have collected some speculations from around the internet:
- Fantine and Valjean have a loveaffair (!)
- Enjolras does not exist in this story; Marius is the leader
of the students
- Claire Danes was said in an interview to have no interest
to make the movie.
- The movie ends up with a final confrontation of Javert and
Valjean on the banks of the river Seine.