Watch Six Minutes of ‘Les Miserables’ Right Now
Tom Hooper’s ‘Les Miserables‘ is not only the long awaited adaptation of one of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, it’s a serious Oscar contender that looks to replicate the critical and financial success of his previous film, ‘The King’s Speech.’ It’s also a chance for the likes of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway to really strut their stuff and bring a bit of Broadway to the big screen. Five clips have been released from the film, totaling about six minutes, and they can be watched below. Don’t worry — the film is 160 minutes long, so if you choose to watch these, you’re only getting a tiny taste.
The clips showcase most of the actors quite well, with Samantha Barks’ “On My Own” probably being the highlight of the bunch. Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne also impress and Jackman, a tried and true song and dance man, shows that he’s more than capable for the material. The interesting performance of the bunch belongs to Crowe, whose rough rock ‘n roll voice may prove controversial (although it sounds kinda’ awesome). Hathaway gets the least to do in these clips, but that’s probably a case of the studios deliberately hiding her performance, not because it’s bad, but because it’s probably going to win her an Oscar and they want to keep it a surprise.
What do you think of the clips? Which actor’s voice do you enjoy the most?