[Teaser] – Les Misérables

30 May

Yesterday some photos surfaced online, and now the marketing push gets even stronger with an actual teaser for Les Misérables, which you can watch after the cut.

In case you don’t know the story by now: Les Misérables is set in 19th century France, and you have Jean Valjean being hunted by Inspector Javert, and how dreams and love and sacrifice all play a role in the story. It’s just a classic epic by Victor Hugo that’s spawned one of the longest-running musicals ever that’s been on stage for nearly three decades now.

So yes, expectations are running really high here. Not to mention that the level of talent involved are all just truly big names here, add that to the release date and this was just was prime to garner Oscar attention.

I actually wasn’t sure about how I felt about this one, mostly because I still resent Tom Hooper‘s win at the Oscar’s a couple of years ago over David Fincher, but I like this cast a lot and I loved the fact that they were actually singing live. And then I saw the trailer and this looks undeniably great, exactly like the big epic it is, and that big number Anne Hathaway gets that plays throughout the teaser looks like money. So definitely expect Les Misérables to get a whole lot of critical and commercial praise when it opens.

Directed by Tom Hooper; written by William Nicholson, Alain Boubill, Claude Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer, based on the musical by Mr. Boubill, Mr. Schönberg and Mr. Kretzmer, based on the novel by Victor Hugo; starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Samantha Banks and Aaron Tveit. Les Misérables opens December 14.

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8 Responses to “[Teaser] – Les Misérables”

  1. youjivinmeturkey May 30, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Reblogged this on "You Jivin' Me, Turkey?" and commented:
    IIIIIII’m Reaaaady!!!

  2. youjivinmeturkey May 30, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Can’t Wait To Check This One Out, Fo SHO!

  3. fluffrick May 30, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    A trailer which – egad! – might induce me to see a musical. Trust me when I say that this is quite the achievement…

    • ArtfullyBedraggled May 30, 2012 at 11:52 am #

      Hahaha, I’m not that against musicals, but this one really does look like it’s going to be superb. The cast looks to have brought their A-game.

  4. colincarman May 30, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Great casting choices! Is this a musical version, so Crowe will sing? Yikes!

    • ArtfullyBedraggled May 30, 2012 at 11:54 am #

      Agreed, the cast looks top notch all around. And yeah, he’ll sing, which obviously sounds off considering it’s Russell Crowe, but the guy’s actually fronted an Australian rock band for decades now so he can’t be that bad haha

  5. jazfagan May 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    I loooooved the book and didn’t realize it was out in a movie…Thank you…Peace Jaz

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