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With 'Les Miz,' a new kind of speech for Hooper

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hooper, the director of intimate character studies like the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech," the HBO miniseries "John Adams" and the TV drama "Longford," would not seem the sort of chap likely to make a sprawling adaptation of a beloved Broadway musical. "I've always had an epic filmmaker within me clamoring to get out," explains the British director. That much...