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Les Misérables to get IMAX release in the UK

IMAX and Universal Pictures will digitally re-master Les Misérables into the IMAX format for a Jan 11 release in the UK.

The film will be modified with the help of IMAX DMR technology.

Tickets will go on sale from Dec 1. Additional territories yet to be confirmed.

Directed by Tom Hooper of The King’s Speech, the cast includes Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Based on the hit stage production, which is now the world’s longest-running musical at 27 years, the adaptation is a Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by 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.

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