Tom Hooper, who won the best director Oscar last night for The King’s Speech, is also tipped to take on another potential award-winner. The Los Angeles Times reports that a big-budget movie remake of the hit stage musical Les Miserables is all systems go, and that he is to helm the project.

Hooper, who picked up the directing Oscar last night along with The King’s Speech star Colin Firth as Best Actor, was also offered Iron Man 3 as a new directing project…. but we think Les Mis fits much better!

He told 24 Frames that he wouldn’t mind directing another historical or period piece after The King’s Speech, “I’m certainly on the lookout” he said.

Tom Hooper collects his Best Director Oscar for The King's Speech

Tom Hooper collects his Best Director Oscar for The King's Speech

RUMOUR CHECK-LIST

  • Movie: Les Miserables
  • Director: Tom Hooper
  • Casting: ???
  • Producer: Working Title, Cameron Mackintosh
  • Date of release: 2012?
Source: LA Times (23/02/11)