Les Miserables has slowly crept up my list of most anticipated remaining releases. While I haven’t seen the stage show, I do love the music and admire the experimental new filmmaking style that Tom Hopper is using to bring this to the screen. Traditional movie musicals record all the tracks before filming and then the actors lip-sync during the actual filming. The new style used allowed the actors to make some major changes with every take. Previous trailers only featured a stripped down, emotional and raw version of “I Dreamed a Dream” sung by Anne Hathaway but the new international trailer includes much more. Watch it below.
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[box_lig[box_light]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 and Eddie Redmayne, with further casting to be announced.
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.
[/box_li[/box_light]Will you be checking this one out on Christmas Day? Sound off in the comments!
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