Anne Hathaway as Fontine in Les Misérables
See the New Year in with a bang! On 11 January the film version of musical extravaganza, Les Misérables is released – and it looks epic. The stellar cast includes Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham-Carter, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen.
The new, full-length trailer has just been released so you can take a sneak peak at the film everyone has been talking about.
Les Misérables has been one of the biggest success stories in theatre-history. Over 60 million people in 42 countries around the globe have flocked to see it and it’s the longest-running West End show, now in its 28th year.
This is the first big blockbuster movie version directed by Oscar-winning director of The Kings Speech, Tom Hooper. It certainly won’t disappoint. Based on the 19th century French novel by Victor Hugo, it explores the lives and struggles of various characters, namely ex-convict Jean Valjean (Jackman).
Anne Hathaway stars as Fantine, a young mother whose child she had out of wedlock is taken from her. In case you hadn’t guessed, this is a film where love, passion, heartbreak, sacrifice and redemption all feature heavily. Oh, and a lot of singing. Les Mis is as famous for it’s music as anything else. Songs I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own are considered classics.
In the trailer, we see the cast all show off their vocal talents. Who knew Anne could hit such high notes? There’s also a heavy dose of fighting, sobbing and kissing in this epic adventure tale.
That’s something to look forward to, eh?
Released in cinemas nationwide from 11 January. Pre-book your tickets from 1 December