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LES MISERABLES Trailer: Anne Hathaway Show-Stopper

Anne Hathaway Les Miserables Fantine
Les Misérables trailer: Anne Hathaway sings

Les Misérables trailer is out. (Please scroll down.) You can hear Anne Hathaway's miserable Fantine singing "I dreamed that love would never die ... I had a dream my life would be so different from this hell I'm living." All the while, dialogue-less bits from the film are shown featuring Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, Amanda Seyfried as Crosette, and Eddie Redmayne as Marius.

I believe that even those who aren't fans of modern Hollywood musicals (or Broadway musicals) will agree that the Les Misérables trailer looks impressive. As for Anne Hathaway's rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream," it sounds equally impressive. Best Actress Oscar nod? Another question: Apart from the pathological Javert, why aren't the villains shown in the trailer? Or did I miss them?

The big-screen version of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's Tony Award-winning stage musical, itself based on Victor Hugo's novel, opens Dec. 14. Tom Hooper, Oscar winner for The King's Speech, directed.

The Les Misérables screenplay is credited to William Nicholson, whose previous efforts include Michael Apted's Nell, Richard Attenborough's Shadowlands, and Ridley Scott's Best Picture Oscar winner Gladiator.

In addition to Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman (The Boy from Oz), Oscar winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator), The Dark Knight Rises star and Oscar nominee (for Rachel Getting Married) Anne Hathaway, Mamma Mia!'s Amanda Seyfried, and My Week with Marilyn's Eddie Redmayne, the Les Misérables cast includes two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The Wings of the Dove, The King's Speech) as the villainous Madame Thénardier; The Dictator's Sacha Baron Cohen as Monsieur Thénardier; and Colm Wilkinson, Jean Valjean in the original West End production, as the Bishop of Digne.

Also in the musical's cast: Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit, Ella Hunt, George Blagden, Bertie Carvel, Daniel Huttlestone, and Isabelle Allen.

Anne Hathaway / Les Misérables picture: Universal Pictures.

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