For those of you looking forward to Tom Hooper's great looking adaptation of Les Miserables, here's a UK trailer that you're sure to enjoy. Not only does it contain a lot of new epic footage, but you finally get to hear Russell Crowe and several other of the cast members sing, including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Eddie Redmayne. It even features a different version of Hathaway's song that we've already heard numerous times. I think everyone sonds pretty decent for actors that normally don't deal with musicals.
The movie is set to be released on December 25th, and I have no doubt that it's going to end up with a ton of award nominations this year. Watch this latest trailer and let us know what you think now that you've heard the cast sing!
Here's the Synopsis:
Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by The King’s Speech‘s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, with further casting to be announced.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs–including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”–Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.
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