Today the first trailer for the upcoming Les Misérables hit the Web. The film, starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried, is directed by Tom Hooper, who also helmed The King's Speech.
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The money shot in the trailer is the sight of Hathaway getting her hair cut into a great Oscar-worthy pixie style, one that will look perfect as a shoulder-length bob by next year's telecast. I have no idea whether this new version of Victor Hugo's poor-'sploitation novel will win any awards, but you can imagine that Hathaway has already practiced a speech.
Remember the last version of Les Misérables, in 1998? It was totally '90s, with Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes. The movie didn't even have a Facebook account! Gah!
This new Les Miz is due in theaters on December 14, just in time for good-time family viewing. Sacha Baron Cohen is in this, too, because why the hell not, he looks European and swarthy enough.