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?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
I dislike musicals in general, as they are not my cup of tea, but I can respectfully say this will be at the very least a spectacle to behold.
DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2012
What if somebody made a porn musical?
qwert on Sep 21, 2012
I really want to see Hooper take on something that's not a period piece. I love what he does, but I want to see him step out of his comfort zone and tackle another genre. A sci fi epic or a heist film would be pretty awesome.
Matt Peloquin on Sep 20, 2012
This looks absolutely spectacular.
Danimal on Sep 20, 2012
This just moved up to my most anticipated movie of the year. (Sorry Hobbit) I've ALWAYS wanted a movie musical with live takes, and this is the perfect one to try it on. Merry Christmas to me!
ion677 on Sep 20, 2012
szkari on Sep 20, 2012
This is gonna set the bar for future musicals
Marc Callado on Sep 20, 2012
Just JAVERT (in book i mean)
Ehsan Davodi on Sep 21, 2012
Les Mis looks AMAZING. Can't wait to see it!
Tina on Nov 22, 2012
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