Les Miserables is the third longest running musical on Broadway. It’s also one of the most adapted plays in history; a glance at its Wikipedia page reveals over 40 film adaptions, five radio dramas, and a variety of famous play productions from Paris to London and New York.
It’s the kind of play that someone is going to take a crack at on film, somewhat similar to how there’s a new Pride & Prejudice every two or three years. The latest version is being directed by Tom Hooper, who was behind the Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech.
Hooper’s version has an impressive number of stars with Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, and Anne Hathaway as Fantine. You’ll also see Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Les Miserables hits theaters in time for the holidays this year on December 14.