Les-Miserables-Japanese-PosterLes Misérables has been earning universal critical acclaim with the early reviews surfacing in recent weeks – you can read our five-star review here.

Tom Hooper’s highly anticipated musical is on the cusp of its release, and is already buzzing in the height of the awards season. The film has picked up three nominations in the Screen Actors Guild Awards this week, for Hugh Jackman’s leading performance, Anne Hathaway’s supporting performance, and for the ensemble cast itself.

And with less than a month to go before the Oscar nominations are announced, things are looking very good.

We’ve seen a handful of brilliant things from the film in recent months – the full-length trailer that debuted last month was absolutely stunning – and now Universal have released two beautiful new TV spots in the run-up to its release in the US.

“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 Amanda Seyfried lead the all-star cast, completed by Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, 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.

Les Misérables will be released in the US on Christmas Day, in the height of the awards season. Here in the UK, it will be coming to our shores slightly later for an 11th January release, but it looks like it’s going to be worth every moment of the wait. For now, here are the beautiful new TV spots to set the mood. Enjoy.

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