First Trailer for Les Misérables Dreams a Dream for Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman
06.04.12 by Ryan
With all the buzz surrounding the promotional campaign for The Dark Knight Rises, it's easy to forget Anne Hathaway has another high-profile movie headed to theaters — Les Misérables, which recently debuted its first trailer.
In the musical, Hathaway reunites with Hugh Jackman. The duo memorably sang and danced together during the 2009 Oscars, and then Hathaway targeted an ironic performance of "On My Own" from Les Misérables at Jackman during the 2011 Oscars. In the movie's first trailer, it's a maudlin and shorn Hathaway singing "I Dreamed a Dream" over scenes of Jackman and the rest of the cast.
Here's the synopsis for Les Misérables, which is based on Victor Hugo's book.
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 (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Directed by Academy Award–winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), Les Misérables was written by William Nicholson (Gladiator). The movie features Claude-Michel Schoenberg's score and Alain Boublil's lyrics. The cast includes Amanda Seyfried as Cosette and Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as Cosette's caretakers, Monsieur and Madame Thénardier.