An Extended First Look At “Les Miserables”

Universal has released an extended first look featurette at the making of Tom Hopper’s “Les Miserables” adaptation. The focus is on the fact that production involves entirely live singing, no pre-precordings as is usually done with film musicals.

As a result the actors were allowed to experiment much more with the songs, trying different tempos and approaches – all the while trying to ground it in a realism of the story rather than doing overly bombastic belters in situations that simply don’t call for it.