Now that Tom Hooper has won the Best Director Oscar for Best Picture recipient The King's Speech, the question remains: what will Hooper direct next? Since Hooper finished shooting King's Speech a year ago, the director has yet to accept another gig, though there have been offers. The LA Times reports that Hooper was offered the director's chair for Iron Man 3, but turned it down. Shane Black was hired instead.
While Hooper has settled on nothing so far, he is rumored for several projects. According to the same Times report, Hooper was "weighing" an offer to direct an adaptation of literary classic Les Miserables, but unlike his King's Speech actor Geoffrey Rush's 1998 non-musical version, Hooper's version would be a big-budget musical. Hooper had also told The Times previously that he's "on the lookout" for another historical or period drama, and there could be another such project that would reunite him with King's Speech screenwriter (and fellow Oscar winner) David Seidler. two more possible projects >> Posted 03.02.11 by Ryan