Even though it doesn't come to theaters until December 25, we've gotten a lot of looks at Les Miserables this week, with character posters giving us up-close moments with the story's major characters and the film's viral marketing kicking into gear to reveal that first poster, of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean. Both Jackman and Crowe already have their posters out there, so now it's time to highlight the women, specifically Anne Hathaway as the doomed Fantine and Amanda Seyfried as her orphaned daughter, Cosette. If you're not familiar with the story, don't panic about the fact that Hathaway is only 3 years older than Seyfried-- there's a major time jump in the film.

Anyway, take a look at the posters below, revealed by the film's very active Twitter feed. You can click on them for the larger versions.

There's something really intense about these close-up shots, specifically in the way the eyes are lit. As I said when writing about Russell Crowe's Inspector Javert poster yesterday, it reminds me of the way director Tom Hooper put the camera very, very close to his actors in The King's Speech, crafting a more intimate story out of what could have been a rote story of overcoming a disadvantage. Les Miserables is a much bigger movie than The King's Speech, with a huge cast and massive set pieces, but I'm hoping Hooper is bringing that same sense of intimacy anyway.

Les Miserables is coming to theaters Christmas Day, but I'm really hoping we get a look at it sooner-- it could easily completely take over the Oscar race, and surely Universal wants some people to start talking about that soon. Y'know, just in case the studio is looking for some enthusiastic, musical-loving Oscar writers who they want to invite to a screening...

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