Last week, we had the first image of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean from the new musical adaptation of Les Miserables, now we are getting our first peek at his nemesis, Russell Crowe, AKA Javert.
This is the soundtrack that I probably heard most as a child in my mom’s car, so while I’ve never had a chance to see the musical, I feel like I know the whole thing already. I’m really excited about this new film and I’m looking forward to its release on December 14th.
The film stars: Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter.
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.