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Hugh Jackman talks about Jean Valjean in new LES MISERABLES featurette

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Hugh Jackman talks about the character of Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables in this new featurette for the Universal Pictures Christmas Day release.

The top notch cast also includes Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne.

William Nicholson, Alain Boublil,Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer wrote the script based on the stage musical by Boublil and Schönberg’s, and the novel by Victor Hugo.

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh produce.

We've also included a previous interview with Jackman below the Yahoo video, which we added recently as well. Also, read the synopsis under that, and check out all the videos including interviews with all the stars in the film's trailer and clips page. Enjoy!

Les Miserables - Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean Featurette:

hugh jackman as jean valjean in the les miserables movie poster

Film Synopsis:

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 and Eddie Redmayne, with further casting to be announced. 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. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (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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