In a newly–released behind-the-scenes trailer for Tom Hooper’s movie musical version of “Les Miserables”, it has been revealed that the cast all sang live during the making of the movie, as opposed to miming over a pre-recorded track.
The movie is a who’s who of Hollywood, with Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman starring in this movie adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel. Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks and Amanda Seyfried also represent the next generation of Hollywood’s finest actors and actresses.
The extended trailer, which is a follow up to May’s teaser release, which featured Hathaway giving a beautifully raw and emotionally evocative performance of I Dreamed A Dream, shows how Hopper deviated from traditional musical production.
The actors agree that singing live adds spontaneity to the performance and allows them to focus solely on the acting, rather than acting to suit the pre-recorded track.
It looks like a stunning film, and I smell Oscars – most likely for Hathaway, who plays the doomed Fantine.