LES MISÉRABLES in Theaters December 14, 2012.

 

 

LES MISÉRABLES                                                                           December 14, 2012

                                                                                                                                            

Genre:                             Musical epic   

Cast:                               Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway,

                                      Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and

                                      Sacha Baron Cohen

Directed by:                      Tom Hooper

Based on the

  Stage Musical:                  Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables from the novel by Victor Hugo

Screenplay by:                  William Nicholson, Alain Boublil and

                                      Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer

Music by:                          Claude-Michel Schönberg

Lyrics by:                          Herbert Kretzmer    

Produced by:                     Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward,

Cameron Mackintosh

Executive Producers:          Liza Chasin, Angela Morrison

 

 

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, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

 

 

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 lifetimewww.lesmiserablesfilm.com

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