SHIVERS! Seriously, Goosebumps flooded my body watching the first trailer for the highly-anticipated musical adaptation of “Les Miserables“. It already looks better than the 1998 version starring Liam Neeson, Claire Danes, Geoffrey Rush and Uma Thurman. Mind you, that one didn’t feature any singing while this new version will have plenty of it. The trailer alone is dominated with Anne Hathaway tackling one of the musical’s most beloved songs- “I Dreamed A Dream“.
Set during the June Rebellion in France, the film is based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo. His work has inspired many stage productions, television adaptations and film versions, but the new one starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and the aforementioned Hathaway is the first big-screen production of the Broadway musical.
Landing the iconic role of Éponine is relative newcomer Samantha Barks. She beat out Taylor Swift, Evan Rachel Wood, Lea Michele and Scarlett Johansson who were all reported to be considered for the role. Barks previously played the role at the 25th Anniversary concert and in the West End production from 2010–2011. Check out the first ever trailer for “Les Miserables” below.
Les Miserables Movie Trailer
“Les Miserables” is scheduled to open in the United States on December 14, 2012. In addition to the previous named actors, the musical movie is also supported by the likes of Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as the Thenardier couple, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, and Eddie Redmayne as Marius. I CAN’T WAIT til this hits theaters. How about you? Sound off below.