Release Date: 2012-12-25
Distributors: Universal Pictures
Directors: Tom Hooper
Film Genre(s): Musical
SYNOPSISScripted by William Nicholson, this is based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel, set against the backdrop of the 19th Century French Rebellion, 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. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
- Deadline reports that Russell Crowe has joined the cast and will play Inspector Javert to Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean. William Nicholson has adapted the musical for the screen. - 2011-09-09
- Universal Pictures announces that Anne Hathaway is joining the cast. - 2011-10-18
- Deadline reports that Eddie Redmayne is the latest to join the cast. - 2011-11-01