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Official First Look: Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables'

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March 27, 2012
Source: Twitter

Les Miserables - First Look

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!

Here's our first look at Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables from Hugh Jackman's Twitter via (Vulture):

Les Miserables - First 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?

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  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Interested in more, but looks good so far.
  • http://www.fusedfilm.com/ Michael Lee
    Looks rather incredible, can't wait to hear him sing now.
  • Truong18
    no hell of a beard?
  • David Banner
    Silly Wolverine, that hair growes out in 20 mins, no point in shaving it :)
  • Dfuze931
    Great cast, and I liked Cohen in Sweeney Todd, so bring it on!
  • ur_babys_daddy
    Looking forward to this.
  • Thavius
    He's not really big enough to play the character is he? I mean, Valjean is meant to be a very tall and broad man.
    • kryton
      Uh, Hugh Jackman is 6'2". I don't think this is a problem.
      • Thavius
        I'll be damned. lol I take back what I said. I don't know why he always looked so stocky to me. Maybe it's the whole Wolverine thing... Admittedly I have no doubt he could pull of the roll acting-wise, but for some reason he doesn't fit it for me.
  • John S
    Anyone else catch Jackman playing Curly on PBS Great Performances Oklahoma! (S32E06) Aired 11/22/03? Dude can carry a tune

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