Portraits of “Les Misérables” Cast by Annie Leibovitz

Renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz, recently did portraits of the Les Misérables cast for Vouge Magazine. These stunning new portraits feature Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Isabelle Allen, Amanda Seyfried,  Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, and Eddie Redmayne. And of course, they are all in costume and in character.

Les Misérables is set to hit theaters Christmas Day 2012. Do not be shy to share these portraits with friends and family who may enjoy them. Are you as excited for this version of Les Misérables as I am? Will you be ordering your tickets in advance?

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Source: Vouge Magazine

Amazing Full Length Trailer released for “Les Misérables”

It is probably clear through all of my posts and coverage of the Tom Hooper-directed version of Les Misérables, that I am very excited for this film. Well for those of you who are also excited and fans of Les Misérables, you will be happy to know that another trailer has been released.

This trailer is longer then the original trailer that was released and does an excellent job of showing more of each of the major characters.  As the audience, we finally get a look at some brief footage of the Thénardier’s and more of their daughter Éponine. We also get to see more of Marius and Cosette and how their relationship develops. Something else that is quite exciting about this trailer is the diverse range of songs and performances shown.

Before I ruin too much, watch the trailer for yourself here on YouTube or Apple Movie Trailers. Let me know what you think in the comments below and of course share with friends and family who you think might also enjoy this trailer!

Source: Page to Premiere

Two New TV spots for “Les Misérables”

Those of you who are fans of Les Misérables will be very happy and excited to know that two new TV spots have recently been released. The first TV spot is entitled “Medley” and it gives us a chance to see most of the seminal characters and provides a strong idea of the relationships that form throughout the story. Plus, we get to hear a little bit of young Cosette’s classic song “Castle On A Cloud.” However, there has been no footage or scenes of the Thénardier’s released yet.

The second TV spot is entitled “I Dreamed a Dream” and once again, we get to hear Anne Hathaway’s amazing performance of the classic song. This TV spot is fairly similar to the original trailer, but it does have a few short new scenes that are sure to get all the Les Misérables fans excited and hungry for more!

Click here to watch the first TV spot, and here to watch the second one. For those of you who have Twitter, you can follow the Les Misérables film page here

Let me know what you think of these new TV spots in the comments below! Are you excited for more trailers to start coming out? Do you think this film will live up to the hype and award buzz? 

Source: YouTube

Exclusive New Posters for “Les Misérables”

Two new posters for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables were recently released by the Huffington Post. One of the new posters features Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter, who are going to be playing the Thenardiers, Eponine’s (Samantha Banks’) quirky innkeeper parents. The other poster features Amanda Seyfried (Cosette) and Eddie Redmayne (Marius).

Those of you who are fans of Les Misérables will be excited to know that there is significant awards buzz around this film and is one of this season’s biggest potential Oscar contenders.

Take a look at these posters and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Source: Huffington Post

Five New Character Posters for “Les Misérables”

Universal Pictures has released five new character posters for the highly anticipated Tom Hooper-directed movie-musical  Les Misérables. These new posters feature actors Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Isabelle Allen.  Personally, I am very excited for this film. I cannot wait to see how the cast works together and how the film turns out!

In a recently released featurette, Hooper and some cast members were talking about the new method that Hooper has decided to use to record the songs. Instead of going into a studio three months before filming and pre-recording the songs and then using “play back” on set, the Les Misérables crew is recording the songs and the performances simultaneously. This technique is revolutionary and according to the actors, it made it easier to find the emotion necessary for this type of musical. Be sure to check out the featurette if you have not seen it already!

Take a look at these five stunning new character posters and let me know what you think in the comments below! Are you looking forward to this film version of Les Misérables? What do you think of the cast that is involved? Do you think the new recording technique Hooper is using will add more to the film?

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Sources: http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1707386/mediaindex and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwgQjfg0hZw&feature=plcp

New Release date and an Extended First Look at “Les Misérables”

Universal has recently announced that the release date of the highly anticipated musical adaptation of Les Misérables from December 14 to December 25. The competition is going to be tight as Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Anne Fletcher’s comedy, starring Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand, The Guilt Trip are also going to be released that day.

However, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is going to be released on December 14 and would have also provided some stiff competition for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables. Be sure to go to this YouTube link and watch an extended first look at the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwgQjfg0hZw&feature=plcp

What do you think of this choice to change the release date? Are you looking forward to seeing this version of Les Misérables?

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/-les-miserables-release-date-christmas-371169 

Teaser Trailer and Photos – “Les Misérables”

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?

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