Les Miserables Movie Theatrical Poster
An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugos classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
“Les Misérables” is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by “The King’s Speech’s” Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, “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.
In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs–including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”–”Les Misérables,” the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Starring: Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Inspector Javert), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Eddie Redmayne (Marius), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Helena Bonham Carter (Madame Thenardier)
Screenplay by: William Nicholson, Alain Boublil
Production Design by: Eve Stewart
Cinematography by: Danny Cohen
Film Editing by: Chris Dickens, Melanie Oliver
Costume Design by: Paco Delgado
Set Decoration by: Anna Lynch-Robinson
Art Direction by: Grant Armstrong, Gary Jopling, Hannah Moseley, Su Whitaker
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: December 25, 2012
Related Link: View the Full Production Notes for Les Miserables