‘Les Misérables’ TV Trailer & Poster: New Footage & Anne Hathaway Singing

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There are two very different ‘event’ films arriving this December: Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (the beginning of a second Middle-earth trilogy) and Les Misérables, The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the massively successful stage musical (which is based on Victor Hugo’s socially-conscious 19th century novel).

The Les Miz teaser trailer featured an excerpt from Anne Hathaway’s rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” – one of several beloved songs from the Broadway musical – and glimpses of Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, playing the tormented Jean Valjean and his adversary Inspector Javert. A new TV trailer (see above) includes scattered bits of previously-unseen footage here and there, in addition to what sounds like a slightly cleaned-up version of Hathaway singing.

Much has been made about the texture and grit of Hooper’s cinematic take on the Les Miz show, as well as the decision to have cast members record their songs live during filming. The final film appears to be a musical with an unusually tangible, yet sophisticated, visual design, as brought to life by a capable cast that boasts both strong acting and singing chops alike. Les Miz could be the rare screen/music mashup that draws in moviegoers beyond the core musical-loving demographic (something Rock of Ages failed to do this past summer).

Here’s the synopsis, followed by an official poster featuring Isabelle Allen as young Cosette (recreating the iconic Les Miz musical image):

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 (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

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Supporting Les Miz cast members include Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samantha Barks, and Colm Wilkinson (who originated the role of Valjean on stage). We’ve gotten to see most of these actors in character, with the exception of Carter and Cohen – as the scheming and immoral Thénardiers – who have yet to make their debut in public. The casting of those two seems spot-on, though, so the eventual reveal should prove to be worth the ‘build-up.’

Les Misérables opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

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  1. As someone who knows the play pretty well, I think it’s funny that Anne Hathaway’s character is getting so much coverage. I know “I Dreamed a Dream” is popular, but, well I can’t say more without spoiling the story.

    • For people who don’t know the story like me, who is the main character? Like for Oscar season who would get the nod for best actor/actress and who would be supporting?

      • Most likely Jackman or Crowe. Anne Hathaway may get supporting… but she won’t receive a best actress nod.

      • Jackman would definitely be considered the main character as Jean Valjean. Crowe is sort of his antagonist as Inspector Javert.

      • It was already confirmed that only Jackman will be for main actor, while Crowe and Hathaway (and potentially Samantha Barks, who has more screentime than Hathaway) will be as supporting.

  2. Les Misérables has come back to haunt me of a time gone by.
    There are dreams that cannot be yet still I dream them.

  3. What a lovely voice

  4. Ooh goosebumps, and i don’t even like musicals. Gorgeous voice she has, reflects her stunning Audrey Hepburn beauty. To anyone who has seen the show will this cool island song melt my cold heart, hang on it should be a warm island song to melt my warm heart, wait a cool island song to melt my cold heart, got there finally. Hate to sit in a theater bawling like a 5 year old like i did when the chief threw the sink through the wall.

  5. When I saw the first trailer for this movie I was extremely emotionally touched and I actually did a serious search to see if I could find a full length version of the trailer song, sung by Anne Hathaway, so I could purchase it.

    It wasn’t available anywhere :(

    • Look for the soundtrack at about the time the movie is released.
      It is a must buy and I expect many surprises especially Crowe.

  6. Need a teaser trailer showing the “Everyone loves the landlord” song!!!

    • *”Master of the House”

  7. Wow. This sent chills up my spine. But–the first trailer, released in May, moves me a whole lot more than this new one does. (The scene with Eponine looking on at Marius and Cosette made me want to cry, though!)

    Still, I am beyond excited for Les Miz! I can tell it’s going to be wonderful.

  8. Does anyone know if they will release this version of the song? the one on the soundtrack is very different. They recorded the songs as they filmed and the two versions are entirely different. This one is also beautiful and I was wondering if anyone knew

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