New International Trailer for Les Miserables Gets the Whole Cast Singing
11.10.12 by Ryan
The epic musical gets an epic big screen adaptation.
Back in June, the first trailer for Les Misérables arrived online, offering a fairly short and sweet look at the upcoming musical adaptation, set to Anne Hathaway's rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream." With only a little over a month before the movie arrives in theaters, a new international trailer has been released, which gets the entire cast into the act, even Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, the main adversary to Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean.
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Of course, there's more to Les Misérables than just singing. There's also the story, originally told in Victor Hugo's novel of the same name, which sees Jackman's Valjean decide to care for the orphaned Cosette (Amanda Seyfried), even though he is being pursued by Crowe's Javert. "We’re not making some Masterpiece Theater show," Jackman told EW. "This is not just some period movie. This is something that’s relevant. Classic literature, classic stories like Les Misérables stick around for a reason."
There's also a reason for why the new trailer has been released: advance tickets for Les Misérables go on sale December 1st. Check out the trailer below to see whether you will be purchasing one or not.
Here's the synopsis for Les Misérables.
Set against the backdrop of revolutionary 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.
Les Misérables was directed by Academy Award–winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) and was adapted by William Nicholson (Gladiator), utilizing Alain Boublil's lyrics with Claude-Michel Schoenberg's score. The cast includes Eddie Redmayne as Marius Pontmercy as well as Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as Cosette's caretakers, Monsieur and Madame Thénardier.