Two Hilarious New Posters for 'Les Mis' Put a Damper on its Marketing
Master of the House. Up until today, I didn't have many complaints about the marketing for Tom Hooper's Les Miserable musical. They've been building up the hype and anticipation incredibly well for the last few months, to a point where even I am very excited to catch Les Mis on Christmas when it opens. But they've hit a big bump in the road today. Two new posters debuted on Huffington Post (following the individual character posters for the main cast) highlighting four of the supporting characters. And they're laughably bad. They make it look like Tim Burton made this Les Mis movie, not Tom Hooper. What happened? I know these are their real characters in the story, but still, these posters are totally goofy. Take a closer look below!
The first poster has Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier, with Helena Bonham Carter. The second one has Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, with her lover Eddie Redmayne as Marius. Do you prefer either one?
Click on either above for fullsize from HuffPo. The film arrives in under two months, so expect to see more.
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. Watch the new TV trailer.