Les Miserables is an extremely well known musical based on the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo, who also wrote The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The musical is one of the longest running musicals on broadway and celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary in 2010. It is a worldwide stage sensation that has been seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and 21 languages. The musical is still breaking box-office records in its 27th year.
The latest adaptation of Les Miserables is the forthcoming motion picture that promises to be a block-buster. It has attracted some of the biggest names in the industry and that alone will encourage millions to flock to cinemas when the movie opens, which is scheduled for December 25, 2012.
Academy-Award winning director of The King’s Speech Tom Hooper takes control of this Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production that has compiled a veritable list of star power including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Les Miserable is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit, it tells a gripping tale of unrequited love, broken dreams, sacrifice, passion and redemption set in 19th-century France and culminating at the time of the June Rebellion.
Tom Hooper’s adaptation is big, bold and filled with beloved songs including I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own. The broadway show of shows is about to be reborn as a cinematic musical Maserpiece.
If you think that this adaptation is going to be just like all the other versions of Les Miserables that have seen the light of day in the past then you need to think again.
The actors in this film adaptation are performing their songs live, minus all of the post-dubbing. This movie is the first time the songs have been sung live in any of the musical adaptations. This video includes behind the scenes footage and cast interviews that will be sure to pique your interest and have you holler for more.
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