The first trailer has arrived for the upcoming movie version of the popular Broadway musical “Les Miserables.” The film, directed by “The King’s Speech”‘s Tom Hooper, stars Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.
I’ve always wondered why it took so long for “Les Mis,” a musical with a huge worldwide following, to become a movie. There was even a nonmusical adaptation of the novel in the late ’90s.
The trailer does not soft-pedal the musical aspects; it features Hathaway singing “I Dream a Dream”:
The film arrives Dec. 14.