For Fall Movie Preview week, MTV News
interviewed Les Miserables film director Tom Hooper
about his upcoming big-screen adaptation of the musical, starring Hugh Jackman
as Jean Valjean, Anne Hathaway
as Fantine and a slew of other big-name stars. In the interview, Hooper described Hathaway's performance of "I Dreamed A Dream" as "quite breathtaking."
Alongside the chat with Hooper, MTV also released a new still of the Jackman and Hathaway in the film. Check it out below!
Les Miserables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre
on 8 October 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre
on 3 April 2004. When Les Misérables celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World's Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by "Cats" in London's West End. In January 2010, the West End production broke another record by celebrating its historic 10,000th performance.
The film will also star Russell Crowe as Javert, Isabelle Allen as Young Cosette, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier. Original stage stars Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle and others will appear as well.
Photo Credit: Laurie Sparham / Universal Pictures
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway