The renowned novel Les Miserables
comes to the big screen [again] in grand fashion, helmed by The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. The first teaser trailer is now online – watch it here.
Jack plays Jean Valjean, a man who steals bread to feed his sister and spends the ensuing years in prison (or trying to escape it) while also becoming the guardian of a young woman named Cosette (Amanda Seyfried), all against the backdrop of a 19th century French rebellion. Crowe stars as the story’s antagonist, the fanatic police inspector Javert.
Les Miserables will be looking for Oscar glory when it is released on December 14, 2012.