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Les Miserables Trailer

Just a quick one. The guys at Universal Pictures Ireland just sent on this trailer for Les Miserables, the next film from the Tom Hooper, the director of The King’s Speech. It features Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman… and Hugh Jackman’s great big bushy beard. All joking aside, I’m amazed that Hollywood hasn’t been quicker to adapt more of the more vintage or “classical” stage musicals. Sure, occasionally you end up with Phantom of the Opera, but I really enjoyed Sweeney Todd.

With films like Hairspray proving you can adapt a musical in a fun and sharp (and engaging) manner, there’s no reason to be afraid of the genre – if done right. And Hooper, I think, definitely has the elegant style necessary to transition a work like this from stage to screen. I’m quite curious about this one, and I like that it’s up front about being a musical – unlike the infamous Sweeney Todd trailer that made a point of cutting around the singing.

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6 Responses

  1. I’m not the biggest fan of musicals but this looks fantastic.

    • I think that Hooper is really the perfect choice. Also, I think it’s interesting to see Anne Hathaway develop. For all the flack she gets from on-line commentators, I think she’s got a lot more range than people suggest.

  2. Reblogged this on Piedrasplatas and commented:
    Very very excited for the Les Mis movie!! 🙂

  3. By God, I do love a musical.

    Surprising but decent choice of cast. Looking forward to seeing how Crowe and Hathaway adapt to it!

    • I think they’ll do it proud. Then again Hugh Jackman in a classic musical on the big screen is something long overdue.

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