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Will ‘Les Misérables’ steal the Christmas box office? (Review)

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Les Misérables (2012)

Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen

Based on the Original Stage Musical: Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables

Screenplay by William Nicholson, Herbert Kretzmer Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

Directed by Tom Hooper

The director of 2010’s multiple award winning “The King’s Speech”, Tom Hooper, is back with his latest Oscar baiting offering, an adaptation of the award winning and long running play based the Victor Hugo  book “Les Misérables”. The production is a huge undertaking and has assembled a high profile cast under Hooper’s guiding hands to bring the tale to the screen. But is Hooper ready to helm a film that is well beyond the scope and scale anything he has ever done?

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story full of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice

 

 

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