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

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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