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Anne Hathaway on her Oscar nomination and 'I Dreamed a Dream': 'It's a howl'

Anne Hathaway’s Best Supporting Actress nomination seemed a foregone conclusion — and most Oscar pundits agree that the award itself is hers to lose. But there was a time when Hathaway’s performance wasn’t such a sure thing.

Claude-Michele Schönberg’s Les Mis has been performed countless times since its premiere in the ’80s — and the part of virtuous Fantine, a factory worker whose fall from grace leads to one of the show’s most emotional moments, had been played by some of the theater world’s biggest names, including powerhouses Patti LuPone, Randy Graff, and Lea Salonga.

So how did Hathaway manage to put her own stamp on such an iconic role? “I was really lucky to get to sing a great song, period. But I was also lucky to be the first person to sing it on film,” the actress told EW this morning. She also noted that director Tom Hooper and his team placed “I Dreamed a Dream” later in the film than it appears in the stage show, “so I got to sing it from a more raw place than anyone had ever gotten to sing it before.”

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Anne Hathaway's cautionary Oscar advice for host Seth MacFarlane -- EXCLUSIVE

prize_fighter1_bannerAnne Hathaway has some cautionary advice for Seth MacFarlane as he preps to host the Oscars: “Have … a … plan.”

She pauses, laughs a little mordantly and adds: “Have several.”

Hathaway’s ultra-chipper co-hosting experience opposite a low-energy James Franco two years ago provoked a lot of dislike — including from her, when she finally saw a little bit of it.

This year, the Les Miserables star will likely be back at the ceremony as a supporting actress nominee, and she’s actually offering some very good, very practical advice to the Family Guy creator for when he steps out onto that stage Feb. 24.

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Hugh Jackman: Anne Hathaway, Liev Schreiber salute 'modern-day Renaissance Man'

In his introduction to the Museum of the Moving Image’s Salute to Hugh Jackman, MOMI’s Chairman Herbert S. Schlosser called the Aussie actor one of the “most talented and well-liked stars today.” The honor, which has been awarded to both stars (Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks) and savants (Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg), was just a preambular feather in Jackman’s cap — he would go on to score SAG and Golden Globe nominations this week. Hugh Jackman, it turns out, is something we can all agree on: We like him, we really like him.

Of course, Jackman couldn’t resist poking a little fun at himself in his acceptance speech. He quipped that this holiday season brought “pretty much what I want every year — a movie, starring me, to open Christmas day and be promoted on massive billboards… maybe an award to top it off. I’m a simple, low-key kind of guy.” Jackman’s own speech came after toasts from several of his Hollywood colleagues, including Les Misérables co-stars Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, his director on The Prestige Christopher Nolan, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star Liev Schreiber, among others. Below, the night’s top five soundbites… READ FULL STORY

'Les Miserables': Five new clips from the musical -- VIDEO

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In a sign of extreme confidence after preview screenings sent its Oscar potential skyrocketing, the makers of Les Miserables have released five extended clips from the upcoming musical, which is sure to boost enthusiasm among moviegoers eager for its Christmas Day debut.

In an earlier trailer, we’ve already heard much of Anne Hathaway’s crushing rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream,” a number that is largely responsible making her the frontrunner for Best Support Actress. But these new clips tend not to be the big hit solos.

Instead, they are mostly ensemble numbers, emphasizing the musical dialogue between characters. That decision is clearly aimed at introducing those less familiar with Les Mis to the fact that it is not just a musical, but all singing.

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'The Dark Knight Rises': Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway talk 'End of a Legend' in Blu-ray featurette -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

The finale to Christopher Nolan’s caped crusader triptych, The Dark Knight Rises, may be about redemption, but it’s also about endings. Finalizing Nolan’s trilogy, Christian Bale’s broken down Batman rises up from the depths, physically and emotionally, to defeat his own resignation and kick Tom Hardy’s evil Bane behind.

Check out this exclusive clip from the featurette The End of a Legend, one of the many extras included in the movie’s upcoming Blu-ray combo pack. The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download touch down on Dec. 4. Hardy, Anne Hathaway (Catwoman/Selina Kyle), Morgan Freeman (Fox), Michael Caine (Alfred), and Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon) sound off on working with Nolan. READ FULL STORY

'Les Miserables': First interviews with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway -- EXCLUSIVE

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Les Miserables fans can be forgiven for not wanting to wait “One Day More.”

The big-screen musical is coming to theaters 25 years after the debut of the Tony-winning Broadway show, 150 years after Victor Hugo penned his epic novel, and 180 years after the Paris uprising that inspired the story.

It’s one of the most eagerly – and impatiently – awaited films of award season, and won’t begin screening for critics, guilds, and Academy voters until after Thanksgiving. Moviegoers will have to hold on even longer, until Dec. 25, for their chance.

But Entertainment Weekly’s Prize Fighter saw an exclusive rough-cut preview of the movie, and as a special pre-holiday treat we present the first major interviews with stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

Consider this an appetizer before the main course.

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'Les Miserables' trailer: Do you hear these movie stars sing? -- VIDEO

Forty-seven days more until Tom Hooper’s musical Les Misérables hits theaters — but the wait for a full-length trailer is finally over. In May, Working Title Films released a minute-and-a-half-long teaser of the movie set to Anne Hathaway’s bruised take on “I Dreamed a Dream.” This new international trailer is much longer — and it also gives us tantalizing hints of several other songs, including “Castle on a Cloud,” “One Day More,” and “Do You Hear The People Sing?” Even better, it features every one of the film’s stars showing off their pipes. (Well, except Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. My kingdom for “Master of the House”!)

Does Russell Crowe’s rock-honed voice translate well to musical theater? Is Amanda Seyfried’s soprano beautifully delicate or woefully thin? Can newcomer Samantha Barks (Eponine) hold her own in a part every theater kid — even the boys — has dreamed of playing? Watch the trailer below and judge for yourself:

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Casting Net: Anne Hathaway joins Mindy Kaling-penned comedy. Plus: Ron Perlman, Paul Dano

Anne Hathaway is attached to the romantic comedy The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, co-written by Mindy Kaling and The Office writer Brent Forrester.  The project, about a self-conscious gal involved with losers whose love life perks up when a supreme hottie pursues her, is still without a director. Kaling and Forrester will also co-produce. [THR]

• Ron Perlman is putting his broad shoulders and Sons of Anarchy intensity to good use as part of the cast of the psychological thriller Angry Little God, an English-language remake of the Thai film 13: Game of Death. The film is about a man in debt who is told he’s on a hidden-camera game show and will get a ton of money if he completes 13 horrific tasks. It also stars Mark Webber from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Rutina Wesley  from True Blood. Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) is directing from a script he co-wrote with David Birke. [Variety]

Paul Dano will star alongside Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo in the thriller Prisoners, about a carpenter whose daughter and friend are kidnapped and goes on a rogue search after police are unable to find them. Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is directing from a script by Aaron Guzikowski. [Variety]

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'The Dark Knight Rises' out on Blu-ray, DVD on Dec. 4 -- EXCLUSIVE

Holy smokes, Batman. The rumors, speculation and general chit-chat can be put to rest.

Christopher Nolan’s Batman epic The Dark Knight Rises will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and digital download on Dec. 4, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced exclusively to EW.

The last film in Nolan’s dark, gritty Gotham City trilogy, starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, and Tom Hardy as brutal villain Bane, will also be available in a limited edition Blu-ray Bat Cowl collectible package — not quite in time for your Halloween costume, but there’s always next year.

The Blu-ray combo pack is stuffed with a bunch of extras, from a documentary about the Batmobile, where all five Batmobiles are together for the first time, to Ending the Knight, an in-depth look featuring about 17 featurettes at how Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises, from Batman vs. Bane to totally demolishing a city street. Both the Blu-ray and DVD include a featurette called The Journey of Bruce Wayne. There are also trailers and art galleries.

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Casting Net: Tom Hardy eyeing the peak of 'Everest.' Plus: Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachelle Lefevre

• Speaking of Dark Knight Rises stars, Anne Hathaway is circling Robopocalypse, Steven Spielberg‘s sci-fi spectacular about a near future in which humanity’s increasing reliance on robotics proves our undoing. Based on the novel by Daniel H. Wilson and adapted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the WoodsCloverfield), the film also reportedly stars Chris Hemsworth. Former Fox chief Tom Rothman has signed on to produce the film after officially stepping down Jan. 1. [THR, Deadline]

• Speaking of Brokeback Mountain stars, Jake Gyllenhaal is negotiating to join Hugh Jackman and Melissa Leo in Prisoners, about a blue-collar guy trying to find his daughter and best friend after they’re both kidnapped, and frustrated that the police can’t seem to crack the case. Gyllenhaal would play one of those detectives. Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) is directing from a script by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband). [Variety]

• Speaking of…um…actors with dreamy blue eyes, Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) has signed onto two action films. The first: White House Down, starring Channing Tatum as a secret service agent tasked with protecting the president after the White House is taken over; Lefevre will play his ex-wife. The second: Homefront, starring Jason Statham as an ex-DEA agent forced to take on a small town meth king (James Franco); Lefevre will play a school psychologist who attempts to explain to Statham’s character that maybe a town ruled by a drug lord isn’t an ideal place to move to. [THR]

• Speaking of Haywire stars only known for action flicks, Gina Carano is attached to an untitled distaff action pic being sold as a female version of The Expendables. Screenwriter Dutch Southern is currently penning a draft of the script, but no director is yet attached. [Variety]

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