Tom Hooper to direct `Les Miserables`
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 femalefirst.co.uk.
The musical `Les Miserables` is based on a the 1862 French novel by author Victor Hugo and follows the lives of several French characters