New Full-Length Trailer for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables
The second full-length trailer for Universal Studios’ big screen adaptation for the classic musical Les Misérables was released yesterday. The trailer features a wider range of vocal performances from the ensemble cast, unlike in the first trailer where we only saw Anne Hathaway perform a short excerpt of “I Dreamed a Dream.” Director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) took an interesting approach to the film by having the actors sing live instead of dubbing it over in post production, and I’ve been very impressed by the footage that we have seen so far.
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, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
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.
Les Misérables will be in theaters everywhere on Christmas 2012.
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