Les Miserables (2012) Official Trailer
Les Miserables (2012) Official Trailer [HD]
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway
Les Misérables (2012)
Drama|Musical – 14 December 2012 (USA)
Les Misérables is an upcoming British epic musical drama film produced by Working Title Films and distributed by Universal Pictures based on the musical of the same name, which is in turn based on an 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo.
Director: Tom Hooper
Writers: Claude-Michel Schönberg (book), Alain Boublil (book)
The film is set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption. Prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, after being released from prison he breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. The pursuit consumes both men’s lives, and after two decades on the run, Valjean finds himself in the midst of the 1832 Rebellion in Paris. The story reaches it’s resolution against the background of the July Revolution of 1832.
Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, a Frenchman released from Toulon prison after 19 years of imprisonment for stealing bread and failed attempts for escaping from the prison.
Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, a police inspector who releases Valjean on parole, then later dedicates his life to imprisoning him again.
Anne Hathaway as Fantine, a struggling factory worker and mother of her illegitimate child, Cosette. She is eventually forced to turn to prostitution.
Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine who has grown into a beautiful teenager under Valjean’s care and falls in love with Marius.
Eddie Redmayne as Marius Pontmercy, a student revolutionary who is friends with the Thenardiers’ daughter, Éponine, but falls in love with Cosette.
Samantha Barks as Éponine, the destitute daughter of the Thénardiers who is friends with and secretly pines for Marius.
Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier, a common thief who is also an innkeeper. He is also the father of Éponine.
Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier, the unscrupulous innkeeper’s wife who, along with her husband, houses and abuses Cosette until Valjean “buys” her from them after Fantine’s death. She is also the mother of Éponine.
Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, the leader of a student revolt and a friend of Marius.
Daniel Huttlestone as Gavroche, a streetwise urchin who helps the revolutionaries.
In my opinion, after watching the two anniversaries on PBS and listening to the musical’s soundtrack repeatedly, and being quite familiar with Broadway Musical Theatre, I would say, IMHO, that Les Miserables is the best musical ever written and performed on the Broadway and West End Stage. So, I have high hopes for this film’s presentation of such musical genius. Anne Hathaway, the voice she sings with in the trailer, is outstanding. The Trailer teases you with such a good impression of the musical film, that i am quite excited about viewing the film and eventualy adding it to our DVD collection someday. by Jennifer Kiley