Les Miz has the pedigree and the potential, especially with director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), and Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, and Anne Hathaway as Fantine. The trick is that they’ve recorded it live to add more spontaneity to the performances. While not unique (Paramount and RKO recorded live in the ’30s), you have to make your acting choices in advance. Think Oliver! but grittier. Looks like a great Christmas treat.
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