This is going to be a crowded Christmas at the multiplexes and Universal isn’t helping matters by moving Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables to Christmas Day. It will now face off against Quentin Taratino’s Django Unchained, Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler and Guilt Trip featuring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand.
Here’s the synopsis for Les Mis:
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Les Miserables will now hit theatres December 25th.