Hugh Jackman has released, via his Twitter account, this first official look at himself as Jean Valjean (aka Prisoner 24601) in Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel and stage musical ‘Les Misérables.’ The following message accompanies the image: “Very excited about how the first days of filming are going!! Check out my convict look…but its changing soon.”
The cast for ‘Les Misérables’ is top-notch, it features Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, and Jackman as Jean Valjean. Both Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter recently joined the musical epic as Monsieur Thenardierto and Madame Thénardier respectively. ‘Les Misérables’ is scheduled for release December 7th in the US and January 11th in the UK.