I dreamed a dream… and yes Universal Pictures brings the musical Les Miserables to the big screen this December. The film adaptation is based from the musical written by Claude-Michel Schönberg that is based on the French novel by Victor Hugo in 1862. The film adaptation that stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Samantha Barks and Aaron Tveit was directed by Tom Hooper and still on production stage.
Les Miserables follows the Jean Valjean (Jackman), a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, has broken his parole and must flee from police Inspector Javert (Crowe). The pursuit consumes both men’s lives, and after two decades on the run, Valjean finds himself in the midst of the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris. While Hathaway will be playing the role of Fantine, a struggling factory worker and mother of her illegitimate child, Cosette (Seyfried ) and later was forced to turn to prostitution in order to provide for herself and daughter.
Here’s the official trailer released by Universal Pictures showing Hathaway singing I Dreamed a Dream and a run down of some highlights of the film.
In the musical, Lea Solonga who is an international Broadway actress and a Filipino played the role Éponine during the 10th year of Les Miserables and later on the 25th anniversary as Fantine. Most of the actors in the film already experienced doing stage plays like Jackman, Tveit and Barks. But before the showing of this film and also the musical, Les Miserables was already adapted to more that 10 films including the American, French and Italian version.
The 2012 film adaptation of Les Miserables that is under Universal Pictures was written by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer. Target international release is December 14, 2012 but here in the Philippines that will be having the Metro Manila Film Festival on that month, Solar Entertainment Corporation would probably distributing the film in local theaters by January 2013.