Tom Hooper to direct `Les Miserables`

Updated: Mar 26, 2011, 09:03 AM IST

London: The King`s Speech` director Tom Hooper is set to work on a movie version of stage musical `Les Miserables`.

The 38-year-old Hooper is currently in final negotiations to direct a version of the theatre production `Les Miserable`, set in 19th century France, according to Variety.

Working Title productions is developing the movie along with the show`s original stage producer Cameron Mackintosh, while William Nicholson will write the script, reports

The musical `Les Miserables` is based on a the 1862 French novel by author Victor Hugo and follows the lives of several French characters