Universal Pictures has moved the release date of its upcoming movie adaptation of Les Miserables from December 14 to December 25, according to Deadline.com.
The studio decided to push the opening back now that eagerly anticipated films Life of Pi and The Great Gatsby, which were both scheduled to open on Christmas, have changed their release dates.
Directed by Tom Hooper, the film adaptation of Les Miserables stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Samantha Bark as Eponine, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Sacha Baron Cohen as Monsieur Thenardier, Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier and Aaron Tveit as Enjolras. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables first opened at London’s Barbican Theatre in October 1985, and in October 2006, the show became the world’s second longest running musical.
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