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BBC and The Weinstein Co. Team to Bring Classic Novel to TV

Jul 21, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A classic novel that has been required reading for many students and is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century is on its way to television. The novel is Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables,” which has had adaptations across many media, including a long-running stage production and a 2012 Hugh Jackman movie.

Deadline.com reports that the project is a collaboration of the BBC and The Weinstein Co., who previously joined forces to adapt Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” The new project is a six-part miniseries, to be written by “War and Peace’s” Andrew Davies.

“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,” Deadline notes.

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