Based on the musical of the same name, which is in turn based on an 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo, LES MISÉRABLES is an upcoming British musical film directed by Tom Hooper, and written by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer. It stars an ensemble cast led by Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Samantha Barks and Aaron Tveit complete the cast.
The film tells the story of Jean Valjean (Jackman), a former prisoner who becomes mayor of a town in France. Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette (Seyfried), the illegitimate daughter of Fantine (Hathaway), and must avoid being captured again by Javert (Crowe), a police inspector.