The first teaser trailer for Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables” is short but gives me hope that for once there might be a movie adaptation of Hugo’s masterpiece that I don’t hate.
Of course, that’s probably because the film, rather than start from scratch the novel, is actually an adaptation of the excellent musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil (the two Frenchies who are also behind the musical Miss Saigon.) This first teaser features footage from the movie musical, accompanied by Anne Hathaway singing Fantine’s heart-wrenching “I dreamed a dream.” One can only hope that more character specific trailer teasers are coming our way while we patiently wait for December 14… maybe a “Who am I?” one with Hugh Jackman’s Jean Valjean, a “Stars” teaser with Russell Crowe’s Inpecteur Jalvert and a “A heart Full of Life” trailer with Amanda Siegfried’s Cosette, Samantha Braks’ Eponine and Eddie Redmayne’s Marius. Though let’s not kid ourselves… the one character-centric teaser I would *love* to see would obviously be the “Master of the House” duet between Monsieur et Madame Thénardier: Sascha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.
“Les Miserables” will open in theaters (in the US) on December 14. In the meantime, consider me teased 😉