It looks like we’ll have to wait One Day More x 11 (ha! I’m so clever…) to see Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables in theaters as Universal announced today that they’ve moved it from December 14 to December 25. Since The Great Gatsby 3D is no longer filling up a slot on Christmas Day, the film will now only be competing with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Barbara Streisand’s The Guilt Trip, and Billy Crystal’s Parental Guidance.
It should serve as solid counter-programming to Django Unchained and it really does seem like a nice way to spend Christmas Day (watching a film about unimaginable hardships, war, poverty and injustice!). I really do love Les Mis and I genuinely can’t wait to see Hooper’s retelling of the powerful story. Here’s the trailer in case you missed it:
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.