Universal has released the official synposis for the new feature adaptation of Les Miserable, with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Eddie Redmayne confirmed to star. Here’s the thrust of 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.