Arriving to the screen just in time for the holidays is the film adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. Even without the star-studded cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne, given the popularity of the stage musical, it's likely that many are anticipating the Tom Hooper directed musical adaptation. The potential for greatness is certainly there, especially when tacking on Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as the villainous Thénardiers. Seeing those two paired up to sing "Master of the House" should be quite a sight.
Speaking of sight, some new photos for the film have made their way online, which give us a look at the characters. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any of Cohen or Carter just yet, but I expect we may have to wait a bit longer for that visual. In the meantime, we have more of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Isabelle Allen as young Cosette, and finally, Amanda Seyfried as the grown-up Cosette, seen with Eddie Redmayne, who's playing Marius.
Fantine, after she's sold her hair as part of her efforts to provide for her daughter...
Jean Valjean living up to his promise as he rescues Cosette...
And the beautiful, grown Cosette looking healthy and happy, at the side of a well dressed Marius...
USA Today has a couple more posted, including one that features Samantha Banks as the ever-pining Eponine.
And These two came from the Les Miserables Twitter page. The first is a look behind the scenes at Jackman as Valjean as he hides from Javert.
And in this one, a very bearded Jackman is seen with Colm Wilkinson, who plays the Bishop of Digne in the film.
Les Mis fans may find the above image amusing, as Wilkinson played Jean Valjean in the original West End cast of the stage musical. Here he is performing in the Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert…
Wilkinson's certainly set the bar high for Jackman, that's for sure, but something tells me the Aussie actor is up for the challenge. I doubt I'm alone in feeling eager to see some finished video for the film. In the meantime, talk of Les Miserables and these photos have inspired me to put the Les Mis 25h Anniversary Concert into the blu-ray player.
Les Miserables arrives in theaters December 14, 2012. More information for the movie can be found in our Blend Film Database.