Following the flood of Les Miserables images that were posted yesterday is the brand new spanking new trailer (via ComingSoon.net) for Tom Hooper‘s adaptation of the French revolution musical that almost EVERYBODY knows — and it looks good. Real good. So good that I felt an emotion. It also starts the healing process of forgiving Anne Hathaway for things like One Day and the Academy Awards. In the trailer, we see her with cropped-haired sing the tear-jerking anthem, “I Dreamed a Dream” as the heroine, Fantine while we see flashes of Hugh Jackman doing manly stuff (climbing mountains, pulling rope, etc.) and Russell Crowe looking very serious and pensive…and I also think we get a glimpse of French revolution prostitutes! Check it out and be prepared to get Broadway goosebumps.
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.