First Image of Hugh Jackman As Jean Valjean In Les Miserables

We’ve already seen a few candid shots of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper‘s film adaptation of Cameron Mackintosh’s musical Les Misérables. Now the actor has very excitedly tweeted the first official promotional still of Valjean, which is presumably from his grubby fugitive days. I certainly wouldn’t put my trust in any mayor who looked like this.

 Jackman confirmed in the tweet that this is indeed from a scene early in the film, where Jean Valjean is a convict working in a chain gang. He also hints that we may be seeing more promotional stills in the near future.

Very excited about how the first days of filming are going!! Check out my convict look…but its changing soon.

Principle photography on Les Misérables began on March 8th, but from Jackman’s words it seems that the project is fully underway. The film will also feature Russell Crowe as the hard-edged Inspector Javert and Anne Hathaway as Fantine. It’s currently scheduledfor release on December 14th 2012. Those of you who have seen previous adaptations or read the book will know that it’s not exactly a merry Christmas tale, but as a weepy it can’t be beat and I personally can’t wait to have “One Day More” blasted at me in a surround-sound cinema.

[Have a question for the entertainment experts at BC? Use the Ask BC form instead. Have a comics, film, games, or entertainment commentary that's too epic for a comment thread? Use BC Letters to the Editor.]
mxyzptlk-superboy

Mr. Mxyzptlk Will Soon Be On Your TV Screens

15146900_10209300938374412_1579095377_o-1

After Allegations Of Plagiarism, IDW Makes ‘Who Killed Curt Cobain?’ Graphic Novel Returnable

The Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List 2016 Countdown #50-46

Did DC Comics Time The Hoopla Announcement To Come After Retailers Had Placed Their Final Orders?

1196frank

Peter Cushing’s Frankenstein Is A Bad, Bad Man In Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

Matt Damon’s Great Wall Movie Releases Epic Length Trailer

Disney Meets The Empire: Bringing The Death Star Into The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

civilwar28_1

Improbable Previews: Hero Vs. Hero Conflict Comes To Shocking End In Civil War 2 #8

Today In Pro Wrestler Superhero Movie Casting: Charlotte Flair as Female Thor

Marvel Gets You Ready For Thor: Ragnarok With The Latest TL;DR