Well, here’s something to look forward to this coming December.
The trailer for the (musical) film version of Les Misérables has just hit the web and if you’re a fan of the stage production, it’s got everything you could hope for including: sweeping visuals, a story full of heart and soul and, of course, that powerful music. Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) directs the adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel with a star-studded and diverse cast: Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Inspector Javert), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Sacha Baron Cohen (Thenardier) and Helena Bonham Carter (Madame Thenardier) among many others.
What do you think? Can the singing voices of Jackman, Hathaway and Crowe pull this off? Is Les Misérables just another big budget Hollywood musical doomed to underachieve? Or will it be something special and sit in our hearts right next to that timeless and magical stage production?
Whenever I put up our Trailer Time feature, I always feel like I have something to say. A quick comment – something like, “this looks cool” or “I can’t wait to see The Avengers – here, let’s watch the Japanese trailer!” I can honestly say that after watching the trailer for the upcoming Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film Dark Shadows, based on the soap opera of the 60′s, I’m speechless. I truly don’t know what to say or think. That’s neither bad nor good. It just is. On that note, why don’t you check out the trailer and let us know what you might think?