One of the most eagerly awaited movies of next year Les Miserables has released five new preview clips online. Tom Hooper's adaptation of the stage musical starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen has been tipped as one of the top contenders for an Oscar after early previews went down a storm in the US last week. The film tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former prisoner who becomes mayor of a town in France. Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine, and must avoid being captured again by Javert, a police inspector. Les Miserables is released on the 11th January.
In the first of the five clips we see Russell Crowe as a singing policeman tell Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean he will be watching him as he is released from his life as a prisoner.
The second clip shows Fantine(Anne Hatheway) as the women in the factory turn against her and expose the fact she is an unwed mother. She pleads with the foreman to let her stay.
Jackman has one of his finest moments in the next clip with his rendition of Who Am I as his character Valijean reaches a crossroads in his life.
The fourth sneak peak shows the duet between Cosette (Amanda Seyfried) and Marius (Eddie Redmayne) as they meet for the first time. Marius a student revolutionary is wondering whether his cause is worth dying for.
In the final clip released we see Samantha Banks who plays Epinone sing a heartfelt 'On My Own' as she realises that Cosette is likely to win Marius heart over her.