After set photos of Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe in Les Miserables leaked online, Jackman has tweeted the first official image. The image shows Jackman as protagonist Jean Valjean before the character has turned his life around and become a respectable factory owner. He looks fine and while I don’t mean to be greedy, but maybe we could have a bit of the Tony-award winning actor singing one of the songs, especially if they’re being sung on set.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter. Les Miserables opens December 14th.
Image via Hugh Jackman’s Twitter.
Here’s the official synopsis for Les Miserables:
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.