We got Hugh Jackman, then Russell Crowe and tonight our first look at Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables has arrived. For much of the last year we’ve witnessed her suiting up as Catwoman for The Dark Knight Rises, so this reveal may come as a shock. Deathly skinny and near-bald, she plays the tragic Fantine in the next film from Oscar-winning director of The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper. Before you check out the rest of the pictures, we also have an update on a major project involving her co-star.
Jackman is coming back as our favorite clawed X-Men in James Mangold‘s The Wolverine and THR lets us know that they’ll be headed to his homeland of Australia for the $80 million production. This is a bit odd, considering the script, written by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback, mainly takes place in Japan. But we’ll assume much of that will be faked through digital wizardy as post-production work will be completed back in the states, with what is a modest blockbuster budget. Before Jackman bulks up for that role, shooting in August, check him out in the Les Miserables photos below via Socialite, for the film also starring Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.
Update: Collider has found a video from the set, featuring our stars belting out in song. Check it out below.
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.
Les Miserables arrives on December 14th, 2012, while The Wolverine claws into screens on July 26th, 2013.
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