In the past few days we’ve seen Les Misérables character posters featuring actors Hugh Jackman (as Jean Valjean) and Amanda Seyfried (as Cosette) and today we get to see another character poster — for Russell Crowe as the obsessively villainous Inspector Javert. Those of you familiar with the Les Misérables story from the novel by Victor Hugo or the Broadway musical are well aware of the interaction between these characters. It occurs to me that there are some of you who are not at all familiar with the story and, without context, these character posters might not mean much. Check out the full-size poster below and read a short synopsis of what we can expect from this new big screen adaptation of Les Misérables.
Opening on Christmas Day, the film is directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) and also stars Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. 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 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.
While I like this poster, I think I much prefer the first photo we saw back in March of Crowe as Javert wearing his awesome Capt’n Crunch hat :) Thus far, I like the promo photos … I actually like the trailer … I’m looking forward to seeing this film. Even tho I kinda hate Les Miz, I’m hopeful that this new production will change my mind.