Miserable fans leave cancelled 'Les Mis' Manila premiere

(UPDATED) MANILA, Philippines - They dreamed a dream of a movie magic night but it didn't come true. 

The Philippine premiere of "Les Miserables" was cancelled on Wednesday, January 9, due to technical difficulties.

"The scheduled by-invitation red carpet premiere of the movie Les Miserables at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, was cancelled due to technical difficulties," Solar Entertainment and Resorts World Manila said in a statement.

For any inconvenience caused, guests will be issued free replacement tickets to the regular screening of "Les Miserables" at the Newport Cinemas from January 16 to 23 upon presentation of the premiere invitation, the promoters added.

The event was about to start at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila in Pasay City when viewers were informed that the movie would not be shown.

Celebrities such as Brillante Mendoza, Christian Bautista, Ryan Cayabyab, Cesar Montano, Pinky Amador, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Vicki Belo and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo were in the theater.

The premiere was scheduled ahead of the regular screening set to start on January 16 yet. 

The much-awaited musical drama film stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne. It is based on the classic 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo. 

"Les Miserables" is a global box office hit, breaching the $100 million mark at the US box office this weekend. It premiered abroad during the Christmas holidays but the Metro Manila Film Festival is still running in the Philippines. 

Disappointed fans turned to Twitter to express their frustration. 

 

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- Rappler.com