“I Dreamed a Dream” sung by Aretha Franklin.
Anne Hathaway, you’re great and all…but this one takes the cake.
A Few Thoughts On The New Les Miserables Trailer (With Video)
1. Let’s be real, if Homeless Hugh Jackman knocked on my front door, I don’t know how eager I’d be to let him get knuckle-deep in my hummus (not a euphamism, shockingly), and I don’t even OWN anything of any value.
2. I don’t remember any whitewater rafting in the stage show, not including what was pouring out of my eyeholes.
3. Can someone please isolate Javert screaming “Jean Valjean!” with that horse whinny because *bring bring* Hello New Ringtone!
4. A very small part of me is almost happy Anne Hathaway is playing Fantine. In case she butchers it, you know she’ll be making her exit somewhere between minute :30-:40. (BTW they could put a mule in a wig and call her Fantine and it’s a guarantee I will still break down in tears by the time it hits “but the tigers come at night.”)
5. Amanda Seyfried is a living Geocities website. Seriously, that voice screams MIDI FILE.
6. Eponine is a little Hot Topicy but I’m guessing she will probably have the best voice (after my dear Boy From Oz) in the film.
7. How do horses get cast in movies? Like, do they even know what’s happening is fake? Or are they in revolution character on and OFF the set, Danny D Lewis style? I would hate to be around those horses at the craft services table.
8. Russell Crowe will be the source for 97 percent of my second-hand embarrassment throughout the movie.
9. The Runaway Cart was expertly cast, however.
10. ONE DAY MORE. FULL CHILLS. I remember what its like to feel again.
11. Gavroche’s wig will face some tough comeptition from Tommy Lee Jones’ wig in Lincoln at the Oscars next year.
12. Forget 1-9 Above: Even with all its flaws, this is my Titanic. I will probably see it hundreds of times in the theaters and not give a shit what anyone thinks. (But seeeeriouslyeeeee dontjudgeme.)
The Real Question: What am I going to wear to the midnight showing of this on Christmas Eve? Honestly, I would look amazing as either Mme. Thernardier or “Busty Marius” (who is in my vocal range sweet spot.) I’m open to your thoughts.
The 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables, which took place in London on October 3 at the O2 arena, will screen at movie theaters across the US on November 17. The screening will play in nearly 500 cities across the country. The event is presented by NCH Fathom, Omniverse Vision and Cameron Mackintosh in association with the Broadway League and Nederlander/First.
The starry anniversary concert featured British tenor Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, American pop star Nick Jonas as Marius, Broadway favorite Norm Lewis as Javert, British comedian Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Tony winner Lea Salonga as Fantine, Les Miz vet Jenny Galloway as Madame Thénardier and Camilla Kerslake as Cosette. The casts of the original London production (still playing at the Queen’s Theatre) and the cast of the New 25th Anniversary Production were also on hand.