Hooper’s musical is very much one of the most anticipated films of the year, with its release set for the height of the awards season, and having taken a different approach to the musical genre – with every single note sung live on set, rather than recorded in a studio – we can’t wait to see and hear the results.
“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.”
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Seyfried lead a fantastic cast, joined by Baron Cohen, Bonham Carter, Redmayne, Samantha Barks, and Isabelle Allen.
Hooper is directing from a script by William Nicholson (Gladiator, Shadowlands), who adapts the original classic novel of the same name by Victor Hugo and the world-famous stage musical.
We got our first sneak peek at Baron Cohen and Bonham Carter in scanned-image form last month, with the duo playing husband and wife, Thénardier and Madame Thénardier, but this is our first full look at them both, and it’s naturally rather great.
Les Misérables will be released on Christmas Day in the US, followed by an 11th January release in the New Year here in the UK. I can’t wait. It promises to be one of the best and most memorable films of the year. For now, here are the great new character posters, which you can click to enlarge.
Source: The Huffington Post.