Hugh Jackman portrays Jean Valjean in ‘Les Misérables’
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(Relaxnews) – Hugh Jackman and other famous faces on the set of the upcoming film Les Misérables shed light on the innovative song recording techniques used by the director in a five-minute video.

Les Misérables is slated to be one of the blockbusters of the holiday season, and a video delves into director Tom Hooper’s unusual decision to shoot the musical scenes with the actors singing live and together to dictate the rhythm of the tune.

In the video, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe take turns talking about the merits of this approach, but there’s also room for exclusive footage of the film. The film was inspired by the French stage musical created by Alain Boublil, Robert Hossein, Jean-Marc Natel and Claude-Michel Schönberg in 1980, which is itself an adaptation of the eponymous Victor Hugo novel.

Les Misérables will hit North American theaters on December 25.

Watch the video: