Well, actually two new TV spots for director Tom Hooper
’s highly anticipated musical adaptation Les Miserables
have been released on Election Day.
Loaded with new beautifully shot footage from the film, the first, unusually long 90-second spot features footage set to Anne Hathaway
‘s rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream,’ while the second 30-second spot titled ‘Medley,’ shows the fragile Hathaway getting her hair shaved, snippets of a battle, a peep of romance to the same soundtrack and a tease of Cosette’s ‘Castle on a Cloud.’
Running at 2 hours and 32 minutes long, Les Miserables also stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter
, and Sacha Baron Cohen
Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean who is 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 (Seyfried), their lives change forever.
The movie opens on Christmas Day this year.
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, with further casting to be announced.
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.