- Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Colm Wilkinson, Patrick Godfrey, Sophie Ellis, Daniel Huttlestone, Marc Pickering, George Blagden, Isabelle Allen, Bertie Carvel, Ian Pirie, Alistair Brammer, Fra Fee, Tim Downie, Alexander Brooks, Hugh Skinner, Killian Donnelly, Richard Cordery, Jonny Purchase, Jon Haydn, Natalya Angel Wallace, Lily Laight, Jean-Marc Chautems, Alfie Davis
- Director: Tom Hooper
- Writers: William Nicholson, Herbert Kretzmer, Alain Boublil, Victor Hugo
- Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
- Co Producer: Bernard Bellew
- Associate Producer: Thomas Schönberg
- Executive Producers: Liza Chasin, Angela Morrison
- Art Direction: Grant Armstrong
- Casting: Nina Gold
- Costume Design: Paco Delgado
- D.O.P.: Danny Cohen
- Editor: Chris Dickens
- Makeup: Lisa Westcott
- Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg
- Production Design: Eve Stewart
- Set Decorations: John Botton, Leigh Bryant, Stephen Doyle, Billy Edwards, Carrie Garner, James Hendy, Anna Lynch-Robinson, Sarah Whittle, Matt Wyles
A film adaptation of the classic musical based on the Victor Hugo novel. Jean Valjean, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in early 19th-century France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the July Revolution of 1830.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: London, UK
- Production Companies: Working Title Films, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.
- Production Schedule: 6 February 2012 - 20 May 2012
2012 Guide Analysis: "While Victor Hugo's 1862 novel was the origin of the story, many of today's generation are most familiar with "Les Miserables" thanks to Claude-Michel Schönberg's musical - the longest-running stage musical in the world with songs that, even if you haven't seen the musical, are ones you'll know well such as "I Dreamed a Dream" and "Do You Hear the People Sing".
Now, "The King's Speech" helmer Tom Hooper tackles this film adaption of the classic tale of bread-stealing fugitive Jean Valjean and his relentless pursuer Inspector Javert. It's a project which has been in development for almost as long as the musical itself has been running but didn't really get moving until early last year when Hooper, fresh off of winning a Best Director award, came onboard.
A cast came together quickly over the Fall with some of the minor roles still being filled out ahead of rehearsals later this month - one particular bit of potential casting, Taylor Swift as Eponine, seems to have upset quite a few. Hooper's also made some interesting and welcome choices in regards to the production, from his refusal to shoot or convert into 3D to having the cast sing the songs live during filming rather than use pre-recorded tracks. If he pulls it off, Hooper might have another awards contender on his hands."