Universal has debuted the first trailer for director Tom Hooper‘s adaptation of the musical Les Misérables and it looks nothing short of sublime. The preview is essentially quick glimpses of the movie to the tune of Fantine (Anne Hathaway) singing “I Dreamed a Dream” but it’s already apparent that Danny Cohen’ (The King’s Speech) did wonder with the cinematography.
The book is my favorite novel of all-time so I can’t wait to see the movie. From all looks, this film will be a heavy contender comes Oscar time. Take a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think! Les Miserables opens December 14th.
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.