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Les Misรฉrables extended trailer released | Jamie Tuohy

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In a newlyโ€“released behind-the-scenes trailer for Tom Hooperโ€™s movie musical version of โ€œLes Miserablesโ€, it has been revealed that the cast all sang live during the making of the movie, as opposed to miming over a pre-recorded track.

The movie is a whoโ€™s who of Hollywood, with Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman starring in this movie adaptation of Victor Hugoโ€™s 1862 novel. Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks and Amanda Seyfried also represent the next generation of Hollywoodโ€™s finest actors and actresses.

The extended trailer, which is a follow up to Mayโ€™s teaser release, which featured Hathaway giving a beautifully raw and emotionally evocative performance of I Dreamed A Dream, shows how Hopper deviated from traditional musical production.

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The actors agree that singing live adds spontaneity to the performance and allows them to focus solely on the acting, rather than acting to suit the pre-recorded track.

It looks like a stunning film, and I smell Oscars โ€“ most likely for Hathaway, who plays the doomed Fantine.

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