New Extended First Look at LES MISÉRABLES!
A new behind-the-scenes sneak peek has been released for LES MISERABLES, with a ton of previously-unseen footage from the movie. The video goes inside the process of shooting the movie, and how it differed from how musicals are usually done. The gist of it is that the way director Tom Hooper has his cast sing on set, rather than mouthing already-recorded lyrics, allows for more emotionally complex work from the actors. It’s hugely exciting stuff, whether or not you’re a fan of the classic stage musical from which the film is adapted. I’ve been waiting for something to revive musicals on the big screen, and a seemingly-guaranteed smash like LES MISERABLES might just be the film to do the trick.
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.
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