Director Tom Hooper has followed the tremendous success of The King’s Speech by bringing Les Misérables to the big screen.
The new musical adaptation stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. Not only did they have to act they also had to sing live without any post-dubbing. Which makes all of their performances more remarkable and the film one to watch.
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.
The video below shows behind the scenes and features interviews with the cast as they talk about the film.
There is also this new TV spot for the film, which gives us a better look at the visual aspects while Anne Hathaway sings I Dreamed A Dream.
Hugh Jackman stars as Jean Valjean with Russell Crowe as his antagonist Inspector Javert. Anne Hathaway plays Fantine alongside Amanda Seyfried as her daughter Cosette. Tony Award winner Eddie Redmayne stars as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Sacha Baron Cohen as Monsieur Thenardier and Helena Bonham Carter as his wife.
Will the huge success of Les Misérables translate to massive box office success at the cinema?
Les Misérables is due out in the US on December 25th, 2012 and in the UK on 11th January, 2013.