Unique ad placement recasts ‘Les Miserables’

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Given the early praise that Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of “Les Misérable” has received—including significant Oscar buzz—it appears the critics are lining up behind the director’s vision of the iconic literary work. But his choice for the highly coveted role of “Cosette” is a curious one. Jack Nicholson? That’s how it appeared when a banner for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Stanley Kubrick exhibit lined up with this billboard for the movie. Amanda Seyfried may play the role in the movie, but I think we can all agree Jack would have given a “shining” performance.

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