THE SCREENING ROOM: "I Dreamed a Dream": First "Les Misérables" Film Trailer Released (Video)

By Michael Gioia
30 May 2012

Universal has released the first official trailer for the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables, which features Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway taking on Fantine's "I Dreamed a Dream."



As previously reported, the principal cast of the film directed by Academy Award winner Tim Hooper ("The King's Speech," "John Adams") includes Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean; Russell Crowe as Javert; Hathaway as Fantine; Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier; Amanda Seyfried as Cosette; Eddie Redmayne as Marius; Samantha Barks as Eponine; Aaron Tveit as Enjolras; and George Blagden as student Grantaire.

Original stage Valjean, Colm Wilkinson, plays the pivotal role of the Bishop of Digne in the picture. Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle, the original Eponine in London and on Broadway, will also make an appearance in the film.

Les Misérables producer Cameron Mackintosh previously confirmed that the film version of the epic Victor Hugo-inspired musical, with songs by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer, will feature a new song for hero Jean Valjean, and vocals for the film will be sung live rather than dubbed. Read more about it here.

The movie version of the international-hit pop musical Les Misérables will be in theatres Dec. 7, 2012. William Nicholson ("Gladiator," "Nell," "Shadowlands") penned the screenplay.

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To watch the official "Les Misérables" trailer, look below: