A powerful teaser trailer for director Tom Hooper’s film version of the musical Les Misérables was released today. The film is set to release December 14, 2012.
With a stellar cast: Hugh Jackman playing Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe playing Inspector Javert, Anne Hathaway playing Fantine, Amanda Seyfried as an older Cosette, theatre star Samantha Barks as Éponine, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier, there is no way Hooper could have done wrong.
In this seminal musical, Prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. It is set in early 19th-century France and the story reaches resolution against the background of the July Revolution of 1832.
Here is a YouTube link for the new teaser trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5slbuWpZwjg&sns=fb
Apple trailers has also put up a Les Misérables page: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/lesmiserables/
Personally I am really looking forward to this film and cannot wait to see the performances from this strong cast.
Are you excited about this film? Will you be seeing it in theatres when it comes out on December 25, 2012?