FILM VERSION OF JEFF WAYNE’S WAR OF THE WORLDS MUSICAL GREEN LIT
LONDON – Ullllaaaaa! The Martians are coming! Tom Hooper has announced that following the success of Les Misérables he will be filming Jeff Wayne’s musical version of H.G. Wells’ science fiction classic War of the Worlds.
Russell Crowe will star as the unnamed journalist who acts as the narrator, played in the 1978 original by Richard Burton. Thankfully it is not a singing role.
Other major roles yet to be cast include the artillery man (David Essex), although many rumours are already circulating about noises coming from Benedict Cumberbatch‘s bathroom, which have sounded suspiciously like singing. The Preacher Nathaniel will almost undoubtedly be played by Antony Hegarty from Antony and the Johnsons and Carey Mulligan is rumoured to be in talks to play his wife.
Tom Hooper’s Jeff Wayne’s H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds starts filming……….NOW.