Les Miserables (2012)
In Theaters December 25, 2012
The About face: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's
classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner
named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
The Wild side: Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Oscar winner Russel Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
The Movie facts: This incarnation of "Les Miserables" is Tom Hooper's follow up to his Oscar winning picture "The King's Speech."
Originally slated for release December 14, 2012, Les Miserables now arrives in theaters Christmas Day.
STARRING: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen
DIRECTED BY: Tom Hooper
STUDIO: Universal Pictures
RATING: PG-13 (For adult themes, violence, language)