‘Les Miserables’ Director Calls Live Singing ‘Essential,’ Lip Syncing ‘Fake’

The big-screen adaptation of “Les Misérables,” has been gaining a lot of Oscar buzz momentum, and in less than a month, fans will finally see what all the fuss is about. Ahead of its release on December 25, director Tom Hooper opened up to MTV News about the one pivotal decision he made to tell the famous tale.
In order to maintain the story’s highs and lows, Hooper knew the only way to adapt the legendary musical for the big screen was to make its A-list cast, including Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, sing the tracks live on set, allowing the emotions to be channeled into…

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