A New Les Miserables Featurette Focuses on Hugh Jackman

Universal Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for director Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, opening in theaters on Christmas Day. Check out the video, focusing on Hugh Jackman’s performance, in the player below.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables. tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen co-star.

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