May 30, 2012 17:47:13 GMT
After the bootleg version that leaked a few weeks ago and the criticism that followed, Universal Pictures unleashes the official version complete with Hathaway's unaltered vocal.
The first official trailer of "Les Miserables" has been released following the bootleg version which was leaked two weeks ago. Fans get the chance to hear Anne Hathaway's tearful rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" and a glimpse of her character Fantine getting her locks chopped up real short.
The big screen version of the famous musical is directed by "The King's Speech" helmer Tom Hooper, starring also Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried as Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert and Cosette respectively.
When it first leaked, the trailer drew controversy for Hathaway's shaky vocal in the song. The negative reactions were trampled with the report that Hooper insisted on his actors to sing live on set instead of lip-syncing to a pre-recorded track. The official trailer shows that Universal Pictures decided to go on with the raw version.
Based on the Victor Hugo novel, "Les Miserables" opened on Broadway in 1987 and closed in 2003 after more than 6,600 performances. The film will hit U.S. theaters on December 14.