First Trailer for Les Miserables

The first trailer for the new film production based on the Broadway musical Les Miserables has been released, and it looks great! Directed by Tom Hooper (of The King’s Speech) and starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried, this lavish production brings the world’s longest running musical to the screen.

“Les Misérables” is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by “The King’s Speech’s” Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne.

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

In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs–including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”–“Les Misérables,” the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.

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Loren Small is a filmmaker based in Dallas, Texas. His work on film and television productions has won more than 25 Telly Awards and has been seen in over 70 million households. His most recent project is War In Heaven, War On Earth, a documentary film about the Civil War.