Over the past few weeks we have got to see quite a few photos of the cast from the movie set, but today we get to see the first teaser trailer for the movie adaptation of Les Misérables. The long-running stage show will officially be unveiled in cinemas in December this year, but we already have a trailer to get excited about. Anne Hathaway belts out the famous song I Dreamed a Dream, and we get to see them all in character – Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Eddie Redmayne as Marius and Samantha Barks as Eponine. Watch the trailer below and see what you think.
Anne Hathaway definitely takes center stage in this first trailer. Her rendition of I Dreamed a Dream is the backdrop to the short teaser, and we get to see most of the cast, in character, in full glory. I think Anne’s version is haunting and beautiful. In between her emoting vocals are shots of sweeping action and set pieces. According to the Huffington Post report, Anne’s version of “I Dreamed A Dream” sounds raw because the director, Tom Hooper chose to have the actors sing their performances live on set, a tactic rarely done on big-screen musicals, which allow many singing performances to be fixed and tweaked in post-production. I am so excited for this movie now!
What do you think of this first trailer? Are you more or less excited about the movie?