The highly anticipated film version of LES MISÉRABLES is heading toward its December release, and while shooting continues, Ain't It Cool News wrote about the trailer after previewing it at CinemaCon 2012.
Though it's been long rumored that the actors would be singing live and largely unedited, the post confirms the decision, saying that Anne Hathaway as Fantine - whose "I Dreamed a Dream" plays over the trailer - sounds "unvarnished" and "raw."
"It's affected, bruised, and profoundly sad," the post reads. "It is easily the most impressive screen singing that Hathaway has done yet, and I think most of that is owed to it not being muddled with studio 'enhancement.'"
Read the full post here.
Les Miserables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004. When LES MISÉRABLES celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World's Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by "Cats" in London's West End. In January 2010, the West End production broke another record by celebrating its historic 10,000th performance.
The film, under the direction of Tom Hooper will also star Russell Crowe as Javert, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier. Original stage stars Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle and others will appear as well.