Worldscreen: Actress Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals, The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, The Seven Sorrows of Mary), Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire, Appropriate Adult) and David Oyelowo (Selma, Gringo, Spooks) are among the stars of the new epic adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th-century classic Les Misérables that are heading to Cannes to launch the drama to the international market.
Screenwriter and executive producer Andrew Davies (War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice) and director Tom Shankland (The Missing, Ripper Street) will be on hand as well. Also in attendance will be Faith Penhale executive producer for Lookout Point; Bethan Jones, executive producer for BBC Studios; and Rebecca Eaton, executive producer for Masterpiece.
Les Misérables is produced by Lookout Point and BBC Studios for BBC One and Masterpiece.
Paul Dempsey, president of global markets at BBC Studios, said: “With Dominic West and David Oyelowo leading an all-star cast and with Andrew Davies’ at the helm of another remarkable adaptation of an all-time classic, Les Misérables will be a bold, refreshing and modern take on one of the most famous and epic stories of all time.”
Penhale said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing to MIPCOM some of our incredibly talented cast and the two brilliant creative minds behind our adaptation, Andrew and Tom. Together they have created the definitive Les Misérables for a new generation and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Mipcom takes place between 15 and 18 October in Cannes, France.