"Les Miserables," the musical, which has received favorable reviews thus far, hit a new high as its cast and crew arrived in New York City Monday for a rousing premiere.
High profile stars featured in the flick walked the red carpet at Midetown's Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, to promote their highly anticipated flick.
The stars have been globe-trotting to promote the flick as it is set to hit the theaters on Christmas Day.
Hugh Jackman as ex-prisoner Jean Valijean, Russell Crowe as the cop who hunts him, Anne Hathway as ill factory worker Fantine and Amanda Seyfried as her young daughter Cosette made a splash at the premiere.
Director Tom Hooper, after "King's Speech" triumph, arrived for the premiere that also saw actors Paul Dano, Zach Braff and Zoe Kazan.
Apparently, tickets for the film are being sold on Fandango, the online movie ticketing destination, entertainment news provider JustJared has reported.
Speaking on the occasion, Jackman mentioned that it was more difficult preparing to sing for "Les Mis" than be a Wolverine in "X-Men" film series, CBS New York has reported.
Jackman mentioned that he felt like he had been preparing for 20 years to do the role.
Actress Anne Hathway, who shed 25 pounds to don the role of sick factory worker Fantine and proudly bandied her vegan diet, said: “I’m so happy because when I first got the dress and saw the shoes and got the picture, they were made of leather, and then (designer) Tom Ford made them for me out of vegan material, so I was very excited to get to wear them."
All actors concurred on the fact that making of "Les Mis" was an exhausting, but an exhilarating experience.
Speaking on the occasion, Russell Crowe said: "Once you're on the set, it's just singing 24/7, which is great and if you love to do it and I love to do it, it's a pleasure more than anything else," according to the CBS New York.
Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel “Les Miserables,” published in 1862, the musical version gained international attention on stage with the successful adaptation by Cameron Mackintosh.