Universal has set a Christmas Day opening for Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, reports Variety. The Tom Hooper-directed film was slated to open December 14th, but since The Life of Pi and The Great Gatsby ankled that date, Universal's wisely-enough shifted the eagerly-anticipated adaptation of Victor Hugo's beloved novel.
William Nicholson wrote the script for the film which also includes Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit and Samantha Barks.
Les Misérables is 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.