Production is up and running on the big screen arrival of a classic musical, Les Miserables. The film’s two stars were out shooting scenes in England and we’ve got our first impressions of the casting of Russell Crowe as Javert and Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean.
Universal Studios has also just released its synopsis for the film directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) that arrives December 14:
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables 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.