They dreamed a dream. And now we are getting to share it with them.
Some of the biggest stars in the British film industry have come together to be, well, miserable.
BBC has released the latest trailer for its television adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables, which was most recently brought to the big screen by Tom Hooper and starred Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried.
The 19th-century series features Dominic West as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as Inspector Javert, Lily Collins as Fantine, and Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier.
The production will not be a musical like the film version but will include many tense moments as it depicts the civil unrest in France at the time.
Both West and Oyelowo will serve as executive directors, while Tom Shankland is directing.