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Trailer Watch: Anne Hathaway Sings Us Through the First Trailer of Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables"

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 30, 2012 at 11:43AM

The first trailer for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" adaptation premiered Wednesday morning, giving us a first look and listen to a slew of movie stars in the 19th-century period musical. Although it's just Anne Hathaway singing in this first trailer, we see glimpses of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Eddie Redmayne.
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The first trailer for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" adaptation premiered Wednesday morning, giving us a first look and listen to a slew of movie stars in the 19th-century period musical. Although it's just Anne Hathaway singing in this first trailer (some of this footage was screened at CinemaCon last month), we see glimpses of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Eddie Redmayne - all of whom manage to look emotional, pensive-- and miserable indeed.

The Oscar-winning director of "The Kings Speech" uses the work from the stage musical by Boublil and Schonberg, adapted from Victor Hugo's 1862 original novel, which detailed decades of struggle in 19th-century France. In the story, ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman), hunted for decades by brutal policeman Javert (Crowe), agrees to take charge of a young daughter (Seyfriend) of a desolate factory worker (Hathaway) and faces the consequences.  "Les Miserables" premieres in theaters on Dec. 14.
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.