Hugh Jackman Gets His 'Les Miserables' Solo Jean Valjean Poster
Freedom is mine. Universal has just unveiled the next character poster (plus a banner via The Daily Blam) for Les Miserables, the top billed actor and true movie star, Hugh Jackman, playing Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper's epic cinematic spectacular. We've seen a trailer and plenty of footage, and at least one official poster for this big, bold new musical, and this is a nice continuation, especially since Jackman seems to be the focus of their marketing. Great tagline, and a nice strong stare - this will be huge. I can't wait to see it myself, it does look wonderful, and this is just another tease to hold us over until Christmas when it arrives.
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) is directing Les Miserables, an adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) seeks his redemption. Alain Boublil adapted his own work with Claude-Michel Schonberg, who also wrote the stage musical, Herbert Kretzmer and William Nicholson. The film also stars Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne and will hit theaters everywhere on December 25th, Christmas Day, this winter. Excited yet?