Hugh Jackman + More Go Revolutionary in New ‘Les Miserables’ Pics + Trailer
Get a peek at Les Miserables’ Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, and more in these new stills. Plus, a trailer! Hoorah!
We’ve already gotten a sneak peek at Hugh Jackman’s haggard makeunder and Anne Hathaway’s cropped hair; but hey, look! Now we’ve got some context for both of them in these newly-released stills from Les Miserables! Set against the backdrop of France’s June Rebellion of 1832, the film will most certainly give us a healthy dose of revolution. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?
First up, we’ve got Hugh as escaped convict Valjean with Russell Crowe as Javert, the detective sent to find him:
We can probably assume that this is from a little later in the film, as Valjean no longer has that “I just escaped from prison” look. Here’s a closer look at Russell:
And here’s Anne as the ill-fated Fantine just after she’s sold her hair in order to take care of her young daughter, Cosette:
Awww, see? Valjean isn’t a bad guy; he just tends to show up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Here he is at the right time for once, rescuing young Cosette (Isabelle Allen) from her terrible life with the Thenardiers (Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter)—just as he promised Fantine he would:
And what a lovely young lady she grew into! Here’s Amanda Seyfried as adult Cosette with Eddie Redmayne as the love of her life, Marius:
Looking good, right? But that’s not all; I’ve got something even better up my sleeve. That’s right: A trailer! You have no idea how hard I tried not to make a “hear the people sing in the Les Mis trailer” joke, but, well… too late. Here, have a look and a listen:
Well, that was depressing. Sorry, didn’t mean to rain on your Wednesday; here, have a gratuitous picture of shirtless David Beckham. Better? Awesome.
Anyway, it’s probably a good thing that the trailer is so depressing; it means that the tragedy of the musical’s story is landing properly. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, the trailer is set to one of the musical’s best-known songs, Fantine’s “I Dreamed a Dream.” Simple. Heartbreaking. And a lovely rendition of the number from Anne.
Les Miserables is due out in cinemas on December 14, 2012. What a cheery holiday film!
Tell us: What do you think? Is Les Mis living up to your expectations so far?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.