Synopsis: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Release Date: December 14, 2012
Thoughts: Decades in development, the time was finally right for a big screen adaptation of the blockbuster musical. The first trailer teases us with sumptuous visuals and Anne Hathaway’s thin-ish voice singing one of the more famous songs. I’ve never been the biggest fan of Hathaway so wasn’t crazy about director Tom Hooper’s casting choice but she looks right for the part as do Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe as our leads. From the short teaser it appears that Hooper has captured the world of Hugo’s novel with the right amount of grim and grime. A tale that’s ultimately about redemption, I’m quite eager to see how it all shakes out come December.