Universal Pictures has released five great new clips for Tom Hooper's Les Miserables featuring over six minutes of footage and musical numbers from the film! The songs included here are "A Heart Full of Love", "At the End of the Day", "Who Am I", "Javert Releases Prisoner 24601 On Parole" and "On my Own". Most of the music is really well done, and everyone seems to do a solid job, but I'm still not sure if I buy into Russell Crowe's singing abilities. It's a little awkward. My favorite clip is Samantha Barks as Éponine singing "On My Own", she's really freakin' good. Of course she played the part on Broadway, and it shows. She's a much better singer than everyone else.
The epic musical also stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables 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.
Watch and listen to the clips, and let us know what you think of the music and the actors' singing abilities. The movie comes out on December 25th!