Les Miserables was shot in a very unusual way. Instead of recording the music in a studio and then miming over it during filming, the actors sang all of the music live, accompanied by a live piano. Watch this "first extended look" featurette to see how it was done:
Hugh Jackman (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) stars as Jean Valjean, a man on the run from Inspector Javert, played by Russell Crowe, who finds himself in the middle of the June Rebellion in Paris. Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) also stars as Fantine, with Amanda Seyfried as Cosette.
Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, and Aaron Tveit also star.
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) directs, with the screenplay by William Nicholson. Check out the Les Miserables trailer to hear Anne Hathaway belting "I Dreamed a Dream."