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Universal Pictures Announce The Worldwide Theatrical Release Of A New Remixed And Remastered Version Of The Oscar-Winning Musical Masterpiece "Les Miserables"

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Universal Pictures Announce The Worldwide Theatrical Release Of A New Remixed And Remastered Version Of The Oscar-Winning Musical Masterpiece "Les Miserables"
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Universal Pictures, Working Title Films and Cameron Mackintosh announce the worldwide theatrical re-release of the multiple Academy Award winning motion picture Les Misérables, with a remastered version of the film exclusively in Dolby Cinema at AMC Theatres locations across the U.S. for a one-week-only engagement beginning February 23, 2024.

This marks the first time the film will be released in Dolby Cinema, featuring the immersive sound of Dolby Atmos and the stunning visuals of Dolby Vision. Tom Hooper's sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo's epic tale is loved across the globe and the boldly remixed and remastered version will also be released in the U.K. and select international markets beginning February 14, 2024. Tickets for the remixed and remastered Les Misérables in Dolby Cinema are available now at in the U.S.

When originally released, Les Misérables stormed the global box office to become one of the most successful musical adaptations of all time, as well as triumph at the Academy Awards®, with three wins, including Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway for her portrayal of Fantine, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling.

Academy Award® winning director Tom Hooper and producer Cameron Mackintosh commented: "It's hard to believe that it is already over 10 years since our musical film of Les Misérables opened to become one of the most successful movie adaptations of a stage musical of all time. We are delighted that to mark the occasion. Universal Pictures is re-releasing a re-mastered version of the film, with a major remix of tracks in Dolby Atmos and a remaster of the entire picture in Dolby Vision; coming to select cinemas."

Starting February 23 in the U.S., fans can enjoy the re-mastered version of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical, which is still breaking records around the world and will soon celebrate its 40th Anniversary in London's West End.

With a legendary cast including Oscar® nominee Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman, The Wolverine), Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind), Academy Award® winner Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises, The Devil Wears Prada), Oscar® nominee Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!, Dear John), Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl, The Theory of Everything), Tony winner Aaron Tveit (GREASE Live!, Schmigadoon!) and musical-theatre sensation Samantha Barks, with Oscar® nominees Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter series, Sweeney Todd) and Sacha Baron Cohen (Hugo, Borat).

Les Misérables is directed by Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, The Danish Girl) and produced by Eric Fellner for Working Title Films and Cameron Mackintosh, together with Tim Bevan and Debra Hayward, with a screenplay written by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. The film was remixed by Tom Hooper, Cameron Mackintosh, Lee McCutcheon, Stephen Metcalfe and Andy Nelson.

The film will be released in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland on 14 February, and in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on 22 February. The film will also be released this spring in South Korea, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark and in August in Japan.

Working Title Films, co-chaired by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner since 1992, is one of the world's leading film production companies. Together they have made more than 125 films that have grossed over $8.5 billion worldwide. Their projects have won 14 Academy Awards (for Joe Wright's Darkest Hour, Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, James Marsh's The Theory of Everything, Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking; Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo; Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age; and Joe Wright's Atonement), 10 Golden Globes, 43 BAFTA Awards and numerous prestigious prizes at the Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals.
Fellner and Bevan have been honoured with the Producers Guild of America's David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA's highest honour for motion picture producers. They have been accorded two of the highest film awards given to British filmmakers; the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, at the Orange British Academy Film [BAFTA] Awards, and the Alexander Walker Film Award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. They have also both been honoured with CBEs (Commanders of the Order of the British Empire).
The company's commercial and critical hits include My Beautiful Laundrette, Sid & Nancy, The Interpreter, About a Boy, Ali G, Notting Hill, Elizabeth, Fargo, Dead Man Walking, Bean, High Fidelity, Johnny English, Billy Elliot, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, A Serious Man, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Love Actually, Shaun of the Dead, Pride & Prejudice, Nanny McPhee, United93, Mr. Bean's Holiday, Hot Fuzz, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Burn After Reading, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Contraband, Anna Karenina, Les Misérables, About Time, Rush, Trash, Everest, Legend, The Danish Girl, Hail Caesar!, Bridget Jones's Baby, Victoria and Abdul, Baby Driver, Darkest Hour, Yesterday, Mary Queen of Scots, Rebecca, Emma, The High Note, Last Night in Soho, Cyrano, Ticket to Paradise, What's Love Got to Do With It?, The Swimmers, Catherine, Called Birdy and Matilda the Musical with Polite Society a London based action comedy written and directed by Nida Manzoor starring Priya Kansara, Ritu Arya and Shobu Kapoor now on general release in the US and the UK.
Working Title's upcoming slate includes: Blitz, a production with New Regency and Lammas Park, written and directed by Steve McQueen and starring Saoirse Ronan, Untitled New York Christmas Project, written by Richard Curtis and directed by Sam Boyd starring Melissa McCarthy and Paapa Essiedu, Drive-away Dolls, a comedy caper directed by Ethan Coen and co-written and produced with Tricia Cooke, and The Substance, director Coralie Fargeat's explosive feminist take on body horror starring Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley is currently in production.
Working Title's seven-part adaptation of Dolly Alderton's best-selling book Everything I Know About Love starring Emma Appleton, Bel Powley, Marli Siu and Aliyah Odoffin was released by the BBC last summer and We Are Lady Parts by Nida Manzoor aired in 2021 on Channel 4 and Peacock, garnering multiple awards and nominations, including three BAFTA TV awards.

Cameron Mackintosh has been producing shows since 1967 and remains the world's most prolific producer of musicals in theatre history.
As well as producing three of the world's longest running musicals, Les Misérables, The Phantom of The Opera and Cats, his legendary productions include Miss Saigon, Mary Poppins (co-produced with Disney), Oliver!, Side By Side By Sondheim, Little Shop Of Horrors, Song And Dance, Tomfoolery, The Witches Of Eastwick and Five Guys Named Moe. His acclaimed new productions of My Fair Lady, Oklahoma and Carousel have all been international successes, as have his reinvented new productions of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and The Phantom of The Opera. Cameron is also co-producer with Jeffrey Seller of Hamilton in London.
In 2013, alongside Working Title Films and Universal, Cameron produced the hugely successful Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning film adaptation of Les Misérables which is one of the most successful movies ever of an original stage musical. The concert version of Les Misérables, which was first staged in 1989 at Domain Park in Sydney, has proved to be just as successful as the staged musical around the world. It has been filmed three times - at the Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and the Gielgud Theatre and is continually rescreened on TV and in cinemas throughout the world and, alongside his spectacular Royal Albert Hall production of The Phantom of the Opera, regularly breaking attendance records for live recording performances of musical theatre.
Cameron owns and operates eight historic London theatres which have all been spectacularly rebuilt and refurbished for the 21st century. They house many of London's most successful hits. The Sondheim, formerly known as the Queen's, has been rebuilt and renamed in honour of Cameron's great friend, theatrical legend Stephen Sondheim who died in 2021. The last show he and Cameron were working on, Old Friends, premiered onstage and then TV as a sensational all-star gala last year and has just completed a limited season at the Gielgud Theatre with a terrific cast, headed by Broadway legends Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga.
In 1990, Cameron inaugurated the Chair of Contemporary Theatre at St. Catherine's College in Oxford University, with Stephen Sondheim as his visiting professor and his current professor is Adjoa Andoh, co-star of Bridgerton.
Music Theatre International, the world's largest owner of secondary rights of many of the greatest musicals ever written, is now one of Cameron's companies. Cameron was knighted in the 1996 New Year's Honours for his services to British theatre and he is the first British producer ever to be elected to Broadway's Theater Hall of Fame.

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