Watch an Extended First Look Featurette for Les Miserables

Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables (2012) Movie Image

Wanna know what went into turning one of the world’s most popular plays, like, of all time into a movie featuring A-list stars? This extended first look featurette is here to help. I’m not the biggest musical fan out there, but even I am intrigued by the singing and drama on display here. But don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself, check it out for yourselfers.

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.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Isabelle Allen, and directed by Tom Hooper.

Save your soul December 25, 2012.

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