‘Les Miserables': Singing Hugh Jackman, Teary-Eyed Anne Hathaway

"Les Miz" opens in the U.S. on Christmas Day

Last Updated: September 20, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

Universal Pictures released the extended first look at “Les Miserables” on Thursday, featuring song clips and commentary by the star-studded cast.

“Les Mis” — based on the Broadway musical, which is based on the classic French novel by Victor Hugo — is set to release on Christmas.

Listen to Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and director Tom Hooper discuss the script’s inherent grit — and capturing the pain of the French Revolution through innovative musical filmmaking — in the video below.