Watch: Exciting Extended First Look at Tom Hooper's 'Les Misérables'
"I dreamed a dream..." In what might be a deflection of the release date delay, Universal has premiered a fantastic extended first look featurette, running nearly 5-minutes, giving us a good behind-the-scenes look at the making of and impressive live singing in Les Miserables, directed by Tom Hooper. We all know Hugh Jackman stars in this musical as Jean Valjean, and he's featured prominently in this, along with Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, plus Eddie Redmayne as Marius. I love the huge, detailed sets Hooper made for this, and I love the epic, sweeping feel it has, everything about it seems tremendous and exciting. I'm very much looking forward to seeing this Christmas Day. Take a look!
Watch the new Extended First Look at Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, in high def from YouTube:
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) is directing Les Miserables, an adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) seeks his redemption. Alain Boublil adapted his own work with Claude-Michel Schonberg, who also wrote the stage musical, Herbert Kretzmer and William Nicholson. The film also stars Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne and will hit theaters everywhere on December 25th, Christmas Day, this winter. Excited yet?