Hugh Jackman Goes LES MISÉRABLES In On-Set Photo
Hugh Jackman on the set of “Les Miserables” (Photo: Splashnews/Yahoo)
Is Hugh Jackman’s next role a homeless guy? You’d sure think so from this picture! Actually it’s Jackman in makeup, hair (or lack thereof!) and costume to play the ultimate homeless guy, Jean Valjean in the upcoming LES MISERABLES movie. Not only does Jackman have the musical chops to pull this off, but if this is the level of commitment that we can expect to see from the rest of the cast and production, we are in for a real treat.
Jackman tweeted this photo on March 8 – “Day one of Les Mis shoot. Soooo excited!” (@RealHughJackman)
Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by The King’s Speech’s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs—including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”—Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.
Based on the Stage Musical from Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables from the novel by Victor Hugo, a screenplay by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg & lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, Tom Hooper’s musical epic will be in theaters December 14, 2012.