Anne Hathaway Speaks About Working On The Film Adaptation Of ‘Les Misérables’
Speaking to Anne Hathaway on the promotional campaign for ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ in which she’s rather fantastic, she spoke briefly about her experience working on Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) feature adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel and stage musical, ‘Les Misérables.’ Arriving in cinemas December 7th in the US and January 11th in the UK, ‘Les Misérables’ stars Anne Hathaway as Fantine alongside Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Sacha Baron Cohen as Monsieur Thenardierto, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier. Here’s what the actress had to say about her time working on the film: “It was magical. And ‘Les Miserables’ is not dissimilar to ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in that you couldn’t believe the talent that was around you, and how professional and hardworking everyone was. It was very scary to go to some of the places that I had to go to as this character, as Fantine. But I had so much support. It just feels like it’s my year of too good to be true, dreams coming true (laughs).”
Here’s the official synopsis for Tom Hooper’s ‘Les Misérables’: 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, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter.
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. Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Anne 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.
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