Universal Pictures has released a new behind the scenes featurette for Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of the classic musical Les Misérables. The clip features Eddie Redmayne who plays Marius in the film, giving us a glimpse at, and talking about, the epic barricade scenes.
The musical also stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. I'm excited to see how this turns out, hopefully it's going to be as epic as I imagine it should be.
Les Misérables is set to be released on December 14th, 2012. Do you enjoy the musical, and are you looking forward to this movie?
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. 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.