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The first teaser trailer for Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables has hit the web, presenting a haunting rendition of one of the most famous songs from the musical, “I Dreamed a Dream,” sung by Anne Hathaway.
Hathaway plays Fantine in Universal Pictures’ and Working Title Films’ upcoming film adaptation. In the new trailer, her quiet yet powerful voice runs throughout the trailer, which features images of the French countryside, the poverty and hopelessness of life there, and also a better look at Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean.
The brief trailer also features Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Russell Crowe as Javert and Eddie Redmayne as Marius.
The all-star cast also includes Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.
The musical, based on Victor Hugo‘s classic novel, follows paroled prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman) who takes in Fantine’s (Hathaway) illegitimate daughter Cosette (Seyfried) and raises her. At the same time, his freedom is threatened by Inspector Javert (Crowe), who is determined to send Valjean back to prison.
While musicals made into movies can sometimes go terribly wrong, this first trailer for Hooper’s project promises that Les Miserables will be an emotional drama of epic proportions, and it’s easy to get swept up in these emotions with Hathaway’s evocative version of the classic song ringing in your ears.
Les Miserables is set to open in theaters on Dec. 14.
Watch the full teaser trailer below.
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