Audiences around the world are counting down the days, until the film adaption of Les Misérables hit our screens in December.

Many will already be familiar with the famous score that accompanies it, however it's been revealed this week that a brand new tune has been written, specifically for Hugh Jackman.

Jackman plays Jean Valjean, and will sing the newly penned, "Suddenly", during Valjean’s political years as mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer, after he rescues Cosette from the Thenardiers.

 

 

Jackman said: “Meeting Cosette is the first time he’s ever experienced love.  It’s the most beautiful passage, because he says he never knew the love of a mother, a father, of brothers or sisters and vice versa, never loved anyone. So he meets this little girl who’s in his care, he experiences this flood of emotion that for a 50-year-old man has never occurred.”

The creative team behind Les Misérables, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer, wrote the song for Jackman after watching him in his one-man show on Broadway in 2011.

Jackman added: “It’s kind of an amazing honour they came to see the show and I was singing for two and a half hours, so they saw every possible colour of my voice saying  'Right, now we’re going to write it for you'"

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