A first official picture of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, the upcoming drama movie directed by Tom Hooper and based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel:
“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. Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.”
The cast includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit and Samantha Barks.
The release date of Les Miserables is set for December 14, 2012.