David Oyelowo, Dominic West, and Lily Colins to Star in BBC ‘Les Miserables’

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Variety reported, David Oyelowo, Dominic West, and Lily Colins are set to star in an upcoming BBC mini-series adaptation of ‘Les Miserables.’

West will play Jean Valjean while Oyelowo will assume the role of Inspector Javert. In addition, Collins will play Fantine. 

You can read the full details of the adaptation below:

The six-part adaptation of “Les Misérables” will be written by Andrew Davies, who most recently turned “War & Peace” into a six-part series for BBC and A&E Networks. It will be a co-production by BBC Studios and Lookout Point for BBC and Masterpiece. It will be globally distributed outside the US by BBC Worldwide. Filming will begin in February 2018 in Belgium and Northern France.

The series is set to have six one-hour episodes. It will be produced by  Chris Carey and directed by Tom Shankland. Also starring with Adeel Akhtar, Olivia Colman, Madame Thénardier, Ellie Bamber, Josh O’Connor, and Erin Kellyman.