Director Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) musical adaptation of Les Miserables is one of my most anticipated films of the fall season, and now four gorgeous characters posters have gone online to tease me even further. The one-sheets show off the fantastic ensemble that Hooper has put together to bring Les Mis to life, with some great visual trickery used to bring out each actor’s eyes. I assume Universal will be relaseing plenty more character posters in the coming weeks, but right now we’ve got Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Javert), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), and Amanda Seyfried (Cosette).
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The film also stars Samantha Barks, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter. Les Miserables opens on Christmas Day.
Here’s the synopsis for Les Miserables:
Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by The King’s Speech‘s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, with further casting to be announced.
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.
In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs–including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”–Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.