Jean Valjean is shown some mercy in this new clip from Les Miserables (is it just me, or do those candlesticks not look nearly as valuable as a giant bag of silver?):
Hugh Jackman plays Valjean, the paroled prisoner on the run from Inspector Javert, played by Russell Crowe (Man of Steel). Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen also star.
Tom Hooper directs the film, which is based on the stage musical, which in turn is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Hooper used an unconventional method to record the music, having the actors sing live during the filming in order to achieve a more realistic quality.
Les Miserables opens Christmas Day. Check out the Les Miserables poster for more.