Did you have any doubts about the hiring of The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper to helm the stage-to-screen adaptation of the Broadway sensation Les Miserables? Allow this new, spectacular trailer to ease all of your fears … and ramp up anticipation for the December release.
Hooper, who won the best director Oscar for Speech, tackles a fresh adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical that will take most of its cues from the book score by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer (as opposed to Victor Hugo’s classic novel). His cast is sensational: Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe as Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert, respectively; Anne Hathaway as Fantine; and Amanda Seyfried as Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. It’s Hathaway, though, who contributes a haunting rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” to this teaser clip, which really sets the mood.
Les Miserables will be in theaters on Dec. 14, and appears to be prepping for a serious Oscar run. Watch the clip, enjoy the latest poster, and share your thoughts below.
With all the news yesterday, you might easily have missed the new trailer for Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall’s Sundance film Lay the Favorite. The Las Vegas-set dramedy from Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen) looks so promising, we’re compelled to share it again. Hall’s accent alone is going to get us into theaters. Factor in a vampy turn by Catherine Zeta-Jones, and this could be a sleeper hit. Favorite streets later this year.
Finally, this was too good not to share. Universal plans to release a Blu-ray version of Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece E.T. in October (at a date to be revealed later). In preparation, the studio shared this trailer promising a reproduction from original 35MM film stock and “hours” of bonus footage. And no guns have been polished away via digital effects. Grab a bag of Reese’s Pieces and check out the trailer below: