Les Miz: Do You Hear Celebrities Sing?

Or, more specifically, asks Vulture, do you hear Anne Hathaway, belting her way through “I Dreamed a Dream”? Yes, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, and Eddie Redmayne will also star in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, but the first trailer is all Anne — her remarkably raw voice, her fingerless gloves, her truly tragic haircut (does seeing it happen make it more palatable? Discuss). If you are a musical or Susan Boyle purist, the first few seconds here may alarm you — they really did not add anything to Anne Hathaway’s recording! — but stay with it; by the time the orchestra kicks in, and the camera swoops over the barricade, and the raggedy little French children are running down the street in search of bread, and she hits the “I had a dream my life would beeeee,” Vulture swears that you will be moved (or dead, because you don’t have a heart). Bonus party game: spot the HBC side-eye. And the Russell Crowe Captain Crunch hat. It’s like your own personal Les Miz Highlights game, but with tears.

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