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New Trailer for 'Les Miserables' Reveals Entire Cast

The vocal talents of all are on display

Russell Crowe in Les Miserables
Russell Crowe in Les Miserables
Photo: Universal Pictures

Some people were wondering why we haven't heard Russell Crowe singing in the trailers for Les Miserables or why we hadn't really seen Sacha Baron Cohen or Helena Bonham Carter. Well, wonder no more, the second full trailer for the film has arrived and it features all you ever wanted.

Obviously the conversation surrounding this film is to wonder just how many Oscar nominations it will receive and will it be able to take home the top prize as many, including myself, have predicted from the start. Watch this latest trailer and see if it helps you make up your mind.

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.

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.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    Yes, it will win..probably..looks great.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    but it could be the academy don't really like a musical and go with Lincoln in stead, getting some great reviews that movie.

  • Stefan

    Wow.... simply wow....

  • Carlos

    Baby Boomers must be having orgasams at this. To be honest it looks like safe awards fare. There's always stuff like this coming out of Britain at this time of year,

  • The Dude

    Something seems off (on top of the claustrophobic style). I'm not sure this is going to be the one to beat.

  • bill

    There was definitely some talking in there...hmmmm. I just hope this is great

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

      They added some talking and made some shifts. I read the script. It is 80% singing, 15% talk singing, and 5% dialogue. It should hold up-I'm a huge fan of the musical, and am excited for the changes

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/GothamCity151/ GothamCity151

    Yeah, I can't imagine this not winning or not being in my top 5 of the year.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

    This just...good god. I can't describe it. If my favorite musical of all time wins Best Picture, my life would be made

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JDub/ John Wood

    That's a pass for me. Not my kind of movie. Production looks top notch though.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Cordia/ Cordia

    Russel Crowe sings great btw.

  • Kyle

    idk maybe I'm just not a fan of Tom Hooper but the direction/cinematography looks as sloppy as it was in The King's Speech....

    • Kyle

      and Russell Crowe does not have a good singing voice.

      • MajorFilmFan

        I disagree. Crowe actually has released a couple solo albums, and sings in at least 2 bands. Of ALL the actors in this movie, including Hugh Jackman, who has done some Broadway work, he's probably the most qualified star in terms of the singing aspect

        • Kyle

          I guess we'll agree to disagree, especially in terms of who is the most qualified... Hugh Jackman won a Tony!

  • Chris

    Eh. I have a feeling this is going to let a lot of people down. Hooper will probably over direct like he did with The Kings Speech. Crowe can't sing. And it looks a little too melodramatic. I think hopes are up way too high for this. Plus Hooper doesn't have the Weinsteins on his side this year so I don't think it will be getting the push The Kings Speech had.

    • MajorFilmFan

      I really don't think it needs the huge push that The King's Speech did, simply because it's Les Miserables, and it stars Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and Anne Hathaway. With the King's Speech, it was a limited release movie, Tom Hooper was very little known in the US (even though he DID direct 'John Adams' for HBO), and the story was more niche. Not so much here. Almost everyone knows Les Mis, and if NOT, nearly EVERYONE knows Hugh Jackman for Wolverine, and Russell Crowe for his past Oscar wins

      • Chris

        Personally I think a musical is much more niche than The Kings Speech. Plus I don't think big names guarantee oscars anymore. The Artist starred no one. The Kings Speech had names but no big names, The Hurt Locker had Renner but he was a no name at the time, Slumdog Millionaire is the same case as The Artist. It may help but it doesn't guarantee wins. This is the type of film that appeals to old men (the academy) so it does have a good shot, but it doesn't mean it's guaranteed to be great.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JDub/ John Wood

    I remember a few months back on the B&L Podcast the lads were talking about a rumor from some industry insider that one of the major year-end pictures was a disaster. Now that we can rule out Lincoln, is it down to this and The Hobbit? Or do we think The Master is the movie the insider was referring to?

    • MajorFilmFan

      I HIGHLY doubt The Hobbit is the one they were refering too ;)

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JDub/ John Wood

        I do too, but PJ's last two movies kind of sucked. Hopefully he has his LOTR mojo back.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

      I think we ruled out Les Mis, though-it wasn't finished at the time that was discussed. I think we can rule out Hobbit for similar reasons. I think they were referring to Gatsby, which is why they moved it

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JDub/ John Wood

        Ah, Gatsby. Forgot about that one. Good call.

      • http://hypethemovies.wordpress.com Jordan B.

        I can almost assure you it was Gatsby. There was an internal screening on the Warner lot this summer that had extremely unfavorable reception. In speaking with a friend who attended the screening, she described it as "horrible" and said that the reaction to the screening was the driving force behind shifting the release date.

    • Robert

      There are other suspects...Django, Promised Land, Hyde Park, Zero Dark, etc

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Andrew13/ Andrew13

        Can't imagine it being Django or Zero Dark, but if Hyde Park was considered a "major awards player" at the time of the rumor, that's got to be it.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

        Django had just begun post-production when the rumor came out. You can't exactly condemn a film that hasn't even been made yet...

        • Robert

          Given the fact numerous actors who originally signed on left-I don't think you can easily dismiss this as an assumption. I certainly hope not, but there is always the possibility.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

            Initially Adam Sandler was going to be in Inglourious Basterds but then he dropped out. Then Simon Peg was going to be in it, but he dropped out as well. These things happen. I don't think it means anything.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

    Well, I've just seen the whole movie in 2 minutes so I'm good...

    • Susan

      Except, you haven't. The musical is littered with excellent songs, all of which run longer than said 2 minutes.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/GothamCity151/ GothamCity151

      Actually, just about everything here is first act material.

    • Robert

      I take it you never read Hugo's novel or saw the play. They've shown nothing.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

      I think people are too hard on AS. Correct, they didn't show as much as he thinks, but they did use One Day More, which is essentially a medley of everything up to that point, while foreshadowing everything to come. So it is easy to see why he thinks that

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

        lol, people get so angry. I don't even give two shits about Les Mis and I didn't expect to get any responses, since my comment isn't even worth responding to, but people just get so upset...

        • Jarrod

          They're upset that you're ignorant, and seem to be proud of your ignorance. That's why.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

            Name calling eh? The last resort of the inarticulate.

            • Jarrod

              Nah, I perfecly expressed what I intended to say. I hope you realize, though, that calling someone "inarticulate" is a form of "name calling", right?

              • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/AS/ AS

                You walked right into it so it's all on you.

              • Jarrod

                So it is perfectly horrid for you to be name called - "Name calling eh? The last resort of the inarticulate" - but it is cool for you to do the same ("You walked right into it so it's all on you"). Sound logic, dude.

  • Ron Loyola

    Wow, Anne Hathaway sells it real well.

  • http://cinemaconfessions.blogspot.com Gautam

    Ah, this race is interesting only till the time people see Les Miserables. I am guessing, if this turns out to be as good as trailer promises, it may walk away with not only maximum nominations (probably 12-13) but also go on to actually Best Picture [and I fear Best Director too]. I am not sure which side to be in, whether pray for Les Mis to be exceptional so that I get to see a great musical after a long time or for Les Mis to be average (which seems very unlikely), so that the Oscar Race remains interesting till the very end.

    And yes, I am going to remind people again, watch for Hugh Jackman. He might just snatch away that gold statuette from right in front of DDL.

    • Chris

      It seems that everyone has made their mind up that this one is the frontrunner. All it needs to win is keep buzz up until its release. Then all it needs to be is good, not great. Based on most of the comments, people will go in with their minds already made up.

      I always cheer for a film to be exceptional. Nobody wants to hate a movie. But I just haven't been impressed by any of the Les Miserables footage.

      • http://cinemaconfessions.blogspot.com Gautam

        If that's the case, I don't think it's a good situation to be in. High expectations can actually kill the movie, if it's anything less than great. And going by the trailers, the makers are hell-bent to show that they have a great product at hand. Let's wait and watch. I expect word on the film to be out in couple of weeks.

        • Chris

          True.

  • Susan

    I'm no Tom Hooper cult follower, but the guy's a good director, with three solid works to his name. To be upset about him maybe getting a second Oscar, for a film seemingly nobody has seen, and one he might deserve, is frankly silly and makes cinephiles look like a joke.

    • Chris

      Well Hooper might deserve it this year, but he didn't deserve it 2years ago. The Oscars is all about making up for past mistakes. Les Miserables might win Best Picture, I don't think it will, but Hooper will probably be passed over for Best Director.

      • Susan

        I didn't want him to win before, but that means nothing to me for a movie that's not out yet. I'm not implying everyone who doesn't want to see this is wrong, but those saying it's crap or undeserving of accolades based on an innate dislike of Hooper winning for The King's Speech is silly to me. Judge a movie on its own merits.

        • Chris

          I agree.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    This looks incredible as far as directing & production design.

    Yet, I have zero desire to see it in theaters.

    I'm as anti-musical as Leremy is anti-horror.

  • Winchester

    I'll be honest, that trailer didn't work all that well for me but it seemed less a trailer and more a clip collection designed to let us hear the principals singing.

    I preferred the earlier actual trailer though, but there's nothing here to suggest Oscar chances have diminished. And if Hooper deserved a nomination again so soon I wouldn't have a problem with that either.

    It's just not a trailer I like.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Dranderz/ Dranderz

    Is anyone else really getting sick of the tight hand-held cinematography that we see in all of Tom Hooper's work He's lating it on thick in Les Mis and he REALLY laid on thick in John Adams.

    Regardless, I have faith in this film. Knowing the stage version is entirely though-sung, I was interested to find out if the script converted anything to straight dialogue, which it apparently has...and that's good.

    • The Dude

      I agree about the camera work. It looks really bad and jarring. Hooper over-directs everything and this looks like no exception.

  • Chad

    Hey Brad,
    I still can't believe no one is talking about Samantha Barks for a supporting actress nomination. She is going to knock the role of Eponine out of the park. She's got two incredible moments in the musical. I have a VERY big feeling she will upset a lot of the competition and steal that Oscar from Anne Hathawy.