LES MISERABLES Film Soundtrack Hits #1 on Charts!
According to MTV News, 'Les Miserables: Highlights from the Motion Picture' has now reached #1, hitting 92,000 in sales. The musical's album beat out Mumford & Sons' 'Babel,' Taylor Swift's 'Red,' Phillip Phillips' 'The World From the Side of the Moon,' and One Direction's 'Take Me Home.'
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The Republic Records album features 20 songs from the film, including the current top seller, Anne Hathaway's version of "I Dreamed a Dream".
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 MISERABLES 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.