Universal Pictures has moved the release date of Tom Hooper's Les Miserables to December 25th. The slot opened up after The Great Gatsby and The Life of Pi had their release dates moved out of that date. The movie was previously scheduled to come out on December 14th, so we'll be waiting a little bit longer.
This is a good move for the studio. The movie will do very, very well during the Christmas holiday. The movie stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway. I'm a big fan of the musical and story that this movie has been adapted from, and I'm excited about seeing it. Will you be going out to see this movie on Christmas day?
Here's the Synopsis:
Les Miserables 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.