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

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

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.