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?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
Interested in more, but looks good so far.
Isildur_of_Numenor on Mar 27, 2012
Looks rather incredible, can't wait to hear him sing now.
Michael Lee on Mar 27, 2012
no hell of a beard?
Truong18 on Mar 27, 2012
Silly Wolverine, that hair growes out in 20 mins, no point in shaving it 🙂
David Banner on Mar 27, 2012
Great cast, and I liked Cohen in Sweeney Todd, so bring it on!
Dfuze931 on Mar 27, 2012
Looking forward to this.
ur_babys_daddy on Mar 27, 2012
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.
Thavius on Mar 27, 2012
Uh, Hugh Jackman is 6'2". I don't think this is a problem.
kryton on Mar 28, 2012
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.
Thavius on Mar 31, 2012
Anyone else catch Jackman playing Curly on PBS Great Performances Oklahoma! (S32E06) Aired 11/22/03? Dude can carry a tune
John S on Apr 5, 2012
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