First Trailer for LES MISERABLES Starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe

     May 30, 2012


Universal has released the first trailer for director Tom Hooper‘s Les Misérables and it looks fantastic.  Loaded with an all-star cast, the trailer for Les Mis features gorgeous cinematography by Danny Cohen (The King’s Speech) cut to Anne Hathaway as Fantine singing “I Dreamed a Dream.”  When I was at this year’s CinemaCon, we were shown a rough version of this trailer and told all the actors sang live on set.  While I wasn’t sure what to expect from Hooper’s film, I love the way everything looks and I think it’s a very safe bet that Les Mis is going to be a contender for all the awards at the end of the year.  Hit the jump to check it out for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments.

Les Misérables also stars Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Javert), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Eddie Redmayne (Marius), Samantha Barks (Éponine), Sacha Baron Cohen (Thénardier), and Helena Bonham Carter (Madame Thénardier).

You can also click here for all our previous Les Misérables coverage which includes tons of images from the set and here’s 16 images from the film that we posted yesterday.

les-miserables-movie-posterOfficial synopsis:

Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by The King’s Speech‘s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, with further casting to be announced.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs–including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”–Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.


  • AlexHeyNa

    Best Actress nomination for Miss Hathaway!

  • Predash

    Wow! I really didn’t trusted in this movie at all… But it stole my heart! *add to watchlist*

  • steel s

    wow… looks great

    • telematika

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  • Some JERK

    WOW! Susan Boyles lost a lot of weight!!!! ;-)

    Looks epic, shame its a musical though. I hate musicals! Ruined Sweeney Todd for me, couldnt sit through it.

    • realllly

      It was written as a musical and makes no sense any other way, get some culture in you and open your mind.

  • Reelworld

    Am a sucker for movies like this. Loved the stage show, cannot wait to see this!

  • Joe

    Whoa! Whoa! and Whoa!
    Did I say “Whoa!”

  • Farzan

    Looks pretty great

  • carrie

    I just teared up. It looks incredible.

    • Diego

      I hate to say it but… something in the song and the way she sang made me shed a tear too… I can’t tell why… and I’m not a big fan of musicals but I’m definitely going to see this one

    • Jeff

      Thank God, I thought it was just me, when they cut to her close-up, I thought you may not be the best singer in the world but I believe every note, every millisecond. I am going to try and put this out of my mind now or the anticipation is going to kill me.

  • Wtfmann

    Wow, I’m down.
    It’s funny, I always pictured Jackman and Crowe as the two male leads in War and Peace, Jackman as Pierre and Crowe as Andre, but I can settle for this!

  • mattedscreen

    Still not sure I buy the Catwoman suit, and this is a really weird direction of the Wolverine movie to go in

    • Jeff

      Wolverine was doing this stuff way before they dropped him him in the vat of shit.

  • Alby

    Didn’t know Hooper can be such an effective stylist.

  • Alby

    Didn’t know Hooper can be such an effective stylist.

  • TheHOYT

    Didn’t know Hooper can be such an effective stylist.

  • THomas K.

    Think we know what is sweeping the Oscars this year. ha.

  • mk

    Oh lord, she is terrible. Note how they cut away from the song at the “money” part as I’m sure it is even worth. Thank god she dies early in it. Such bad, bad casting !! So many talented singers/actors that could have played such an iconic role as Fantine. ugh.

  • Sugreev2001

    I have always hated musicals,ever since I was a kid.Even if my favorite stars are acting in it,I simply cannot see myself ever seeing a musical..this one included.

  • Chris

    This looks meh. I like all the actors but I think Hooper is incredibly overrated.

  • Anon

    Ugh I hate Hooper’s cinematography style. It’s the same wide angle lens, dutch angle, handheld shaky cam crap he had in King’s Speech.

  • Myra

    Absolutely beautiful. Beautifully shot and performed. Everyone looks great the scenes look very moving and dramatic. Can’t wait!

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  • iamtryingtobelieve

    Jaw meet floor.

  • theydestroyedLes

    Anne Hackaway will never win an Oscar. Making crying faces and singing while doing it doesn’t get you an Oscar.

    Not to mentioned, her character dies after the FIRST act of Les Mis. Misleading trailer.

    • Enigmatic

      Hey thanks a lot ass, you may not be aware of it but there are some people who haven’t seen Les Miserables and you just spoiled it jerk.

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  • teresa

    I just love the Anne Hathaway haters & trolls. Hathaway is absolutely wonderful in this teaser trailer.

    • Jeff

      I would never have seen her doing this but she has hooked me, mind you, whenever I see those eyes, I am in love again.

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  • terry

    I’d rather watch bang bus.

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  • j q

    very moving film , 1st class.