VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Chats LES MISERABLES on SiriusXM
Hugh Jackman sat down with SiriusXM radio host Julie James to talk about his role in the feature film LES MISERABLES. "Anyone who loves theater and loves Broadway is going to forever put [director] Tom Hooper right up there with Stephen Sondheim," shared the actor. "What he did was trust the performers." Check out the interview in full below!
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.