Les Misérables trailer arrives
Tom Hooper directing Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen in the big screen version of Les Misérables sounded as though it was going to be a powerful and lavish production from the outset and the arrival of the trailer has backed that up.
The first trailer for the film comes early, we have to wait until December for the film to be released, but then this is going to be a big film, and the studio will be hoping that the success of the stage musical will rub off on the film.
From the glimpses we're getting of Les Misérables in the trailer I think their hopes might just come true.
If you haven't seen the musical and aren't aware of the story, here's the blurb:
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.
Now, here's that all important trailer for Les Misérables through TrailerAddict:
What do you think? The look is there and it feels like the musical might be making the transition to the screen rather well, could this be another musical to screen success story? The media are certainly getting excited about it already.