PHOTO CALL: Les Misérables Film Stars and Celebrity Guests Walk the Red Carpet at New York City Premiere
By Joseph Marzullo
The film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables held its New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre Dec. 10. Stars of the stage and screen were on hand to take in the film.
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; Anne 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, also makes an appearance in the film.
Les Misérables producer Cameron Mackintosh confirmed that the film version of the epic Victor Hugo-inspired musical, with songs by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer, features a new song for hero Jean Valjean, and vocals for the film were 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. 25. William Nicholson ("Gladiator," "Nell," "Shadowlands") penned the screenplay.
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