Official First Look: Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables'
Though some unofficial photos from the set of Tom Hooper's adaptation of Les Miserables have been making their way online thanks to some crafty paparazzi, we finally have an official first look at Hugh Jackman in the film. The actor, now sporting a full Zach Galifianakis worthy beard, tweeted a close-up photo of himself in the adaptation of the musical, similar to our first look at Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives. Jackman looks the part (despite shorter hair than expected), but since it's a musical, I'm holding out so we can hear him and the whole cast singing on the big screen as opposed to a Broadway stage. Look!
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 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 in 3D on December 14th, 2012 later this year. Good stuff?