Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe To Host LES MISÉRABLES Australian Premiere

Universal Pictures is proud to announce that Sydney will stage the Australian Premiere of one of the most anticipated films of the year – LES MISÉRABLES.

Leading man Hugh Jackman will attend the event after an extensive overseas promotional tour, bringing the extraordinary film to Australian audiences. Joining Hugh Jackman is Academy Award®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Sir Cameron Mackintosh, producer of the much-loved stage production and the film, and producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.  Russell Crowe is managing his schedule and also hoping to join the Australian tour.

When: Friday 21st December
Where: The State Theatre, Sydney.

Les Misérables
is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year.  Helmed by The King’s Speech’s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

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.  Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole.  When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale.  With international superstars and beloved songs—including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”—Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.

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