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Hugh Jackman dreams a dream, in these new Les Miserables pictures

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You can keep your superheroes, dark knights and testorone laden ensemble cast filsm, because real men watch musicals. And nothing else is manlier, than seeing Wolverine and Superman’s daddy duke it out in in impoverished France with improvised sonnets, as these new pics from Les Miserables can attest to.

Based on the classic novel, Tom “Kings Speech” Hooper is hard at work adapting the musical free for all onto the big screen once again, as the tale of romance, action and drama makes itself known, from these set pics from USA Today.

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.

Personally, I’m just looking forward to seeing Jackman belt out a tune and a few southpaw hooks, when this film arrives in December.



Last Updated: May 29, 2012


  1. Lourens Corleone

    May 29, 2012 at 15:54

    I’ve (slightly embarressingly) always been a fan of Les Miserables. Even back when I pronounced it LESS MISERABLE’S.

    It’s going to be interesting seeing Wolverine as Jean Valjean, but I’m not entirely convinced that the cast can pull off the melancholy required for this adaptation.


    • Darryn_Bonthuys

      May 29, 2012 at 16:17

      Holy cow, I’ve had that Radio 2000 simelcast thought on my head all day. So THAT’S what the name of the show was.

      Thanks man.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      May 29, 2012 at 17:44

      But wasn’t “‘n Lewe van Ellende” the story of Niklaas, the kid who just wanted to be an artist? He had the dog, Patrasch (or however you spelled it) and lived with his “Oupa”.


      • Darryn_Bonthuys

        May 29, 2012 at 19:09

        I thought that was the Heidi cartoon. Or the Anne of Green Gables toon. Confused now. Will go watch Brakanjan instead.


    • Andries Van Rensburg

      June 28, 2012 at 10:30

       Oh sweet!! Somebody else who remembers the show. Just could not get the name of it right. So ” ‘n lewe van ellende” was dubbed from Les Miserables?
      Been looking for this show and Niklaas for ages, but cannot find anything.
      Any idea if these shows are available to buy or download anywhere?


  2. Justin Hess

    May 29, 2012 at 17:54

    Holy shit, That first picture of Hugh Jackman, I had to double-take. I thought it was Dudley Moore


    • Darryn_Bonthuys

      May 29, 2012 at 19:09

      Now THAT, is the Arthur film that I would have preferred.


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