Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Release Date: 2012-12-25
Wide Release



Film Genre(s): Musical

United States


Scripted 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