The movie adaptation of the hugely successful musical LES MISERABLES is one of the most anticipated films of the year. It features a stellar cast including Hugh Jackman, who was interviewed yesterday on Australian TV's TODAY by entertainment editor Richard Wilkins. Check out the interview as well as some new clips and scenes from the recent extended trailer!
LES MISERABLES will be released in theaters on December 14th starring Jackman in the role of Jean Valjean. The movie, under the direction of Tom Hooper will also star 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 more will reprise their roles from the London production.
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.