Forty-seven days more until Tom Hooper’s musical Les Misérables hits theaters – but the wait for a full-length trailer is finally over. In May, Working Title Films released a minute-and-a-half-long teaser of the movie set to Anne Hathaway’s bruised take on “I Dreamed a Dream.” This new international trailer is much longer – and it also gives us tantalizing hints of several other songs, including “Castle on a Cloud,” “One Day More,” and “Do You Hear The People Sing?” Even better, it features every one of the film’s stars showing off their pipes. (Well, except Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. My kingdom for “Master of the House”!)
Does Russell Crowe’s rock-honed voice translate well to musical theater? Is Amanda Seyfried’s soprano beautifully delicate or woefully thin? Can newcomer Samantha Barks (Eponine) hold her own in a part every theater kid – even the boys – has dreamed of playing? Watch the trailer below and judge for yourself:
Prepare the barricade: Les Mis premieres Christmas Day.