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June 02, 2012  | by: Caitlyn Gallip

Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables

This week, the first trailer for the film adaption of award-winning musical Les Miserables came out. Les Miserables (aka Les Mis) was originally a novel by Victor Hugo and tells the story of a prisoner, Jean Valjean, seeking redemption. Les Mis was adapted into an English-speaking musical in 1985 with lyrics written by Herbert Kretzmert.  As one of the most successful musicals in history, it was exciting to hear last year that director Tom Hooper would be taking on a star-studded film adaption.

With stars like Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, and Russell Crowe, the film is sure to be interesting. Based on the preview, Anne Hathaway will give a great performance.

Will the rest of the cast measure up? Personally, I wish we had seen a bit more of Hugh Jackman, and maybe even a preview of Jean Valjean’s iconic song, “Bring Him Home.”

What do you think? Will Les Mis live up to the expectations of musical lovers everywhere or will it let their dream die? Either way, it looks to be a beautifully filmed movie and a great cast.

Les Mis doesn’t hit theaters until Christmas 2012, but will it be able to take  on The Hobbit or The Great Gatsby?

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