Love musicals? Here’s one of the movies that you shouldn’t miss. Les Misérables is an upcoming British musical drama-film which is based on the world famous French novel by Victor Hugo under the same name, in which a prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption. As everyone knows that this ain’t the first adoptation of the novel, for sure.
The 2012 movie is directed by Tom Hooper—who is the director of the Oscar winning movie The King’s Speech. And the screen play is written by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer. The movie cast list includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Tveit.
The movie tells the story of Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread. He agrees to take care of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine, and must avoid being captured again by Javert, a police inspector. And it is to be released on 25 December 2012 in US and in 11 January 2013 in UK.