Tom Hooper’s much-hyped adaptation of Les Misérables is gearing up for its Christmas release in the US — with an eye toward the 2013 Oscar nominations in January — and as such the marketing has leaped into overdrive recently. While the first trailer focused on Anne Hathaway’s supporting character Fantine, a new international trailer gives the rest of the cast more exposure — including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter — all of whom seem to give strong deliveries (the vocals were recorded live on set). We’ve recently learned that the film will have a suitably epic runtime — 2 hours and 30 minutes without credits — and it continues to look like exactly the kind of sweeping, star-studded musical adaptation that award shows love (although let’s not forget that Moulin Rouge! and Sweeney Todd only took home Art Direction Academy Awards). I’m not yet sold on the visuals — Joe Wright’s competing period drama Anna Karenina looks remarkably more appealing — but aside from that and some minor gripes (did Hooper literally pry Baron Cohen and Bonham Carter from a Tim Burton set?!), Les Misérables seems promising overall. A heap of posters, images, TV spots and a featurette have been collected below to tide you over until the film’s release.
Les Misérables now opens on December 25 in the US, and January 10 in New Zealand. Watch the international trailer below.
Check out a recent featurette and two TV spots for Les Misérables below.
Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz visited the Les Misérables set at Pinewood Studios in London and shot the key cast (minus Samantha Barks) for Vogue, which you can see the results of below.
Take a look at several new character posters below.
And finally, check out the Japanese one-sheet below.