With the summer movie season winding down, it's time to start plugging those fall/holiday releases all clamoring for your attention...and obviously some Oscar love. Entertainment Tonight aired a segment this week about the upcoming movie musical adaptation of Les Miserables, which opens in theaters on December 14.
When the intrepid reporter from ET is not still going on about how Anne Hathaway cut her hair for her role as Fantine (it will grow back!), incorrectly calling Les Miserables the "longest running musical in Broadway history" (it's the third longest), or giving a fairly inaccurate description of the plot (and quite a big spoiler, even if you already know how it ends), there are some new shots from the film that weren't in the already amazing trailer that premiered last month.
And apparently, there's also a Severe Thunderstorm warning out for a few counties in Minnesota. Take cover, folks.
Just to clear up the more annoying inaccuracies about the plot: Jean Valjean starts out as a "pardoned prisoner", but he breaks that parole and goes on the run - which is why Javert is after him. Javert isn't "evil", he is doing his job, even if he's a total bastard about it. Fantine is actually a factory worker who is fired for having an illegitimate daughter - which forces her sell her locket, her hair (in the original novel, her teeth as well), and ultimately becomes a prostitute. Cosette is Fantine's daughter - Jean Valjean adopted and raised her as a deathbed promise to Fantine.
Sheesh, Entertainment Tonight...I know quickly explaining a plot can't go into too many specifics, but would it have been so hard to get any of them right? At least the movie still looks great.