Vogue: The Cast of ‘Les Misérables’

Posted on November 13, 2012

And now for your Pretty of the Day, kittens. We hated the shots of Anne Hathaway yesterday, but that’s at least partially because we think Annie Leibovitz makes a terrible fashion photographer. She’s much, much better at these sorts of staged tableaux. And the costumes are gorgeous.

We’ll say one thing about the filmed Les Miz: they nailed it on the casting of the Thénardiers. HBC and SBC are perfect for the roles. Whatever else happens with the movie, you can bet that “Master of the House” is going to be hilarious.

The cast of Les Misérables photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue magazine.

Amanda Seyfried as Cosette and Eddie Redmayne as Marius

Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean

Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as Madame and Monsieur Thénardier

Russell Crowe as Javert

Anne Hathaway as Fantine

Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean

Amanda Seyfried as Cosette

Eddie Redmayne as Marius

 

 

[Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue]

    • http://twitter.com/AbbottRabbit AbbottRabbit

      I’ve yet to actually see Eddie Redmayne in anything, but I’m developing an unhealthy obsession with that mouth of his. 

      • http://twitter.com/Twitchlet Cat

         I enjoyed his performance in the Pillars of the Earth mini-series. Didn’t realize he could sing though!

        • gabbilevy

          Loved him in that!

      • Judy P

        He was in The Other Boleyn Girl, and just as delicious.

      • Winter_White

        YouTube is your friend.  May I recommend rummaging there for every Eddie Redmayne clip/interview about the play RED.  And he was young, but also beautiful as Julianne Moore’s son in the film Savage Grace; you can find clips from that as well.  (Unfortunately, in both of those he’s doing an American accent, so you don’t quite get the full E.R. experience…)  Happy hunting! 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TKIV4TWL6K3KV4GRMMKROGCCXY neena

        I first saw him in My Week With Marilyn then Tess of the D’Urbervilles.  I don’t really find him attractive, but he’s so interesting looking I can’t take my eyes off of him when he’s on screen.

        • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

          I thought he was great in “Tess”.

      • Kristin McNamara

        He’s a major cutie-patootie in My Week With Marilyn. That’s the only thing I’ve seen him in…

      • GenieinTX

        I loved him in Pillars but fell in love with him in My Week with Marilyn.  He’s just so darn cute in it.

      • miagain

         Watch Birdsong… your heart will go thumppity thump!!

      • AtticWife

        I just can’t agree with or like this enough. He is delicious. I want to do unspeakable things to every freckle on his body.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

      Everyone looks too clean for the times. But, beautiful scenes

      • jorinde

        I kind of like that they apparently intend it to look painted and unreal. I mean, look at the houses behing Valjean. 

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Do any of them, other than Hugh Jackman, have musical theatre chops?

      • Colleen Robinson

        Anne Hathaway actually did musicals prior to her film career (and was the original choice for Christine in the Phantom of the Opera movie). I know HBC, SBC, and Amanda have all been in at least one film musical and Russell Crowe has performed as a singer with his band.

        • Violina23

          I don’t think Mama Mia! counts in terms of Amanda, but I *did* read somewhere that she was opera trained at some point, so that helps. Honestly, Cosette is such an unimportant (and kinda annoying) character that I wouldn’t be that upset if she wasn’t up to par. Eponine, however, would have been a deal-breaker (And I’m glad they stuck with certified broadway talent in Samantha Barks)

          • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

             I love the musical – it has such beautiful songs, but every time I see a stage production, I get annoyed all over again at how they treat Cosette. She is SO much better in the books!

            • siriuslover

              YES! This! Poor Cosette gets truly shortchanged in the musical (I guess something of that 1000 page book needed to be cut).

          • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

            I heard that too. Something about her mom being a singer. And she performed with her high school choir at Carnegie Hall. Why wouldn’t Mamma Mia count? 

            • Violina23

              It’s more pop-style singing, which I consider almost a different genre from traditional Broadway theater. I mean, Meryl Streep can fake her way through Mama Mia, but she couldn’t through something more operetta-like such as Les Miz or Phantom

        • sleepycat

          I know for HBC and SBC they are both rather “character” singers. They can carry a tune, but it is more a speak-y singing if that makes any sense, which I think is perfect for the roles they have because the roles, from my understanding, are “characters.”

          • asympt

             They were both in the movie of Sweeny Todd a few years ago, and both acquitted themselves just fine singing in character.

            • PeaceBang

              I beg to differ on HBC’s “singing” as Mrs. Lovett. She did a great job, but that wasn’t singing. It was barely singing with much help from auto-tune, amplifiers and a great sound engineer.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

            And they’re going to use that style mostly in the film, I think. I saw “Skyfall” last weekend and there was a longish trailer for Les Mis with Jackman talking about how they did the singing, since they generally have to do so many takes and the actors need to be able to preserve their voices. He demonstrated a bit of singing and it sounded to me like he had a little trouble on the high notes. I’m really not interested in paying theater prices to see them butcher a musical – especially Russell Crowe, since ‘Stars’ is my favorite song from the show and I just can’t see him doing it justice.

        • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

           Having heard Russell Crowe’s band I’d call that “singer” rather than actual singer. And If Madonna has taught me anything (other than the value of aging gracefully) it is that singing and musical theatre are very different things.

      • ojosazules

        Yes. Even Russell Crowe, apparently. Who knew?

        • Carolyn

          Have you heard him sing? It’s not good at all.

          • http://twitter.com/Twitchlet Cat

             Really? That is NO good! Javert sings one of my favorite songs in the show!!

          • MoHub

             Unfortunately, Javert requires true classical singing chops, and Crowe ain’t got ‘em.

          • jenno1013

            He’s not *that* bad.  I guiltily admit to having seen him in concert with Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts, and he holds his own.  I’m not saying he’s got Broadway skills, but I’m hoping he delivers something along the lines of what Gerard Butler accomplished in Phantom of the Opera.  Not the Broadway musical experience, but good enough for film, a medium where being able to convey emotion with a twitch of an eyebrow is more important than reaching the back row.  I’ve heard Anne Hathaway’s singing in the trailer criticized as weak and reedy, but she’s not delivering a power ballad like a stage Fantine — she’s singing to someone who might as well be sitting next to her, and it’s a lovely and quite different performance.  So I hold out hope for Russell, because he sure as hell does look the part.

            • Carolyn

              He is a great actor so if anyone can pull it off…

      • sarahmichelef

        I don’t know their histories, but based on the previews that I’ve seen on YouTube… Seyfried and Crowe are not good and Hathaway and Jackman are amazing and ought to make up for it. I might have to stick my fingers in my ears through “Stars” if Crowe’s singing on that is as bad as in the other stuff I’ve seen. And Hathaway had me crying just in the preview.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        The girl cast as Eponine played Eponine in Les Mis on Broadway (I think). She’s fantastic.

      • AtticWife

        Eddie Redmayne’s a classically-trained Eton choir boy, which I think is fine for his character — Marius should sound a bit posh and otherworldly.

    • Joyce VG

      I think Anne Hathaway was miscast.  I hope I’m wrong. Being a life long Les Miserables junkie, I just can’t envision Fantine in Anne Hathaway or visa versa.  I hope her performance shatters my heart into a million pieces.  I really do.

      • jonnyf8

        Could you envision her as Catwoman?  I have friends who are Anne Hathaway haters who say she made that last Batman movie for them.  Anne Hathaway the person is a little dorky, Anne Hathaway the actress is a force.

        • MilaXX

           I thought she sucked as Catwoman. In fact I haven’t like any of the modern catwomen. That said I do think Anne can pull off Fantine.

          • Snailstsichr

            Can anyone live up to Eartha Kitt? She is still my favorite.

            • Joyce VG

               No one will ever live up to Eartha Kitt’s Catwoman.

            • YoungSally

              Eartha was great but it’s really Julie Newmar’s role.

            • poohbah1

              You fools! Does the name ‘Michelle Pfeiffer’ mean nothing to you?

            • http://twitter.com/Nefatitij NEFA SAY DIE

              Yes to this. MickyPfeif Werqed that shit. It is hers. Forever more. 

              Anne Hathaway surprisingly was not as bad as I thought she would be, but I think Nolan “underwrote” her character so it wudn’t look like Anne was really “trying” to be MickyPheif. 

              Fantine, on the other hand. Anne has GOT this, here. I would even venture to say this may be one of the defining roles of her career. I too cried during the preview (while my bf looked at me like I was crazy lol) 

            • Le_Sigh

              Yes!  That first entrance and “Meow.”  So fierce.

            • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

              I love Michelle Pfeiffer! She was awesome as catwoman! I guess it just depends on who you grow up. 

            • RebeccaKW

               And also the type of Catwoman.  I love Eartha and Julie, but Michelle’s Catwoman was a force on her own.  She didn’t need henchmen.  She wasn’t even that much of a villain.  Loved her.

            • MoHub

               Julie Newmar will own Catwoman for me forever.

      • Noelle Haland

        Have you seen the long-form ‘docu-trailer’ for the film yet where she’s singing “I Dreamed A Dream” yet? She’s really quite striking.

        • berkeleygirl

          Especially since the director that all songs be recorded live, no lip-syncing…

        • siriuslover

          Yes! I saw it yesterday. Broke my heart (in the good film way).

        • GorgeousThings

          She has a very pretty voice. 

      • gabbilevy

        I have mixed feelings about Anne (although they lean toward positive), but I think she’s going to do phenomenally in this role. They showed the featurette before “Skyfall,” and my mom, who had made a comment similar to yours before she came on screen, saw her and reacted quite viscerally. Said she got chills. 

      • Violina23

        I feel the same way: I’ve grown up knowing this musical by heart and that’s the ONE casting I’ll struggling with, and I like Anne Hathaway. I think it might be the trailer: I think she sings “I dreamed a dream” a bit too hysterical, when I always saw it as kind of hopeless and depressed. By the time Fantine is selling her hair and prostituting herself, she’s kinda dead inside, not sobbing hysterically like I see in the shot of them cutting her hair off.

        But that’s just me: I truly hope she proves me wrong!

      • BrooklynBomber

        Who would you imagine as Fantine? I have NO opinion at all–I saw the show once a zillion years ago (oh, and I met Colm WIlkinson!). But I’m just curious to know if there’s anyone you can imagine in the role.

        • Joyce VG

           I would have loved to have seen a real Broadway actress be given this role.  Like who they cast for Eponine.

          • BrooklynBomber

            Oh, of course. But not likely, is it? Sigh. . . . 

            • Joyce VG

               yes it is too bad. :(  And let me commend you for meeting Colm Wilkinson!  In this thread I can geek out and say “Really??  OMG. Was he as glorious off stage as he is on stage??”  I love his Jean Valjean so much.

            • BrooklynBomber

              It was a work thing, and we actually spent a couple hours talking together. I had a work-related technical glitch, which was embarrassing, and he could have gotten all pissy about it, but he didnt; he was a total sweetheart.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          The husband and I saw Les Miz at the Kennedy Center a zillion years ago, and it was a striking production, with a wonderful Javert.  I’m still not sure if I”m going to check out the movie adaptation, but then again, it does have Mr. Jackman….

          BTW-these photos are gorgeous.

    • charlotte

      What’s Vogue doing to Anne Hathaway? That neck doesn’t look healthy!

    • another_laura

      I said it before, I’ll say it again.  I’ll go to this for Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.  You can have the rest of them.

    • Katie Riley

      No Eponine?

      • Billie_Dawn

        It’s a little weird how Samantha Barks has been almost entirely absent from this movie’s marketing. It’s a hugely famous role with one of the show’s iconic songs. Sure, she’s probably the least-known person in the cast, but Jennifer Hudson got plenty of face time for “Dreamgirls” in magazines and the like.

        It really doesn’t make any sense to me. I’m starting to wonder if something went very wrong with her performance and the studio is trying to direct attention elsewhere. I hope not.

        • Katie Riley

          I hope not as well. Eponine’s always been my favorite character!

          • http://profiles.google.com/ladyofthelight Jeni Light

            Mine too! Which is why it’s so weird that she’s missing from the cast photos

        • AnaRoW

           Jennifer Hudson was known for American Idol.  It wasn’t exactly like she came out of nowhere.

          • Billie_Dawn

            Neither did Samantha Barks. She is also known for being on a singing-contest reality show (I’d Do Anything). She actually did better on her show than Hudson did on hers.

            They have surprisingly similar resumes, so it just struck me as strange that their first major roles are being handled so differently, marketing-wise.

            • BrooklynBomber

              For what it’s worth, I’d never heard of her, and had to look her up. But, then, there are a lot of people I haven’t heard of, although I’d heard of Hudson by the time she did Dreamgirls. But clearly this movie is going to get a lot of attention, and I’m sure she’ll have her moment(s).

              By the way, I like your screen name. “Gin!”

            • Billie_Dawn

               Thanks! I use it for a few other sites, and I’m thrilled to find someone who finally gets the reference. I always have to explain it after people ask, “Who’s Billie Dawn? I’ve never heard of him.”

              :-(

        • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

           I’ve heard it’s because they don’t want to detract from all the poledancing they’ve been doing to get Anne her Oscar. Who knows how accurate that is though.

          • Billie_Dawn

            How interesting! It wouldn’t surprise me if that was the case, although I think it would be a little silly. The last two years, the Supporting Actress Oscar has gone to a woman who was nominated alongside another woman from the same film (Octavia Spencer from The Help and Melissa Leo from The Fighter). It’s a fairly common occurence in that category, so there’s not much need to ignore one person and throw money and effort behind the other.

            (Disclaimer: I haven’t seen this movie, so at this point, I have zero rooting interest in whether Anne Hathaway or Samantha Barks gets an Oscar nomination.)

      • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

        If anyone wants to get a sense of Samantha Barks as Eponine, hit YouTube for the 25th anniversary performance of Les Mis and prepare to spend 2 hours in front of your computer. She is an amazing Eponine and I hate that she is being ignored during the entire marketing blitz.

        • funkycamper

          I just watched that last week. It was riveting even though I have seen it on stage twice. Loved the international Jean Valjean cast at the end.

    • Scott Isaacs

      God bless Bellatrix. She’ll be PERFECT for Mme. Thenardier. I bet Sacha will rock M. Thenardier as well, but I have to admit my vision of the master of the house has been significantly colored for years…our high school did a production of Les Mis, and M. Thenardier was played by perhaps the biggest non-football playing guy in school, made up to look slovenly. He was a perfect fit, IMHO, despite having virtually no musical experience. Sacha just seems too kempt and toned. Still, I would LOVE to see this rendition all the same.

    • pretty_in_pink2612

      Poor Eponine doesn’t get a look in.

      • Violina23

        Maybe she should sing a song about it…

    • DeborahJozayt

      Can you hear the people sing….

    • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

      All I want is for no one to affect a damn British accent.

      • ThaliaMenninger

        I’d like them to be able to sing.

        • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

          Sadly, that was never going to happen.  I suspect we’ll have a great deal of l’autotune.

          • GinAndPopcorn

             I fear that you are right, and that will be much more distracting for me than the casting of Anne Hathaway. With the others, I look at the photos and see the characters, but with her I still just see AH. I’m open to reversing my opinion when I see the movie, since I know is one of the cast who really can sing. 

      • PastryGoddess

        To late,

        the article accompanying the pictures states that AH was working on a British accent for the role. Cause her previous attempt at it went sooooooo well.

        • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

          ARG!  “British” is not the default accent for “Europe,” and certainly not the one for France.  The only person who can get away with it is Patrick Stewart, because he’s, you know, actually British.  And a badass.

          We already know you’re not French, people, don’t try to foreign yourselves up with the wrong accent.  Just use your normal voices.

          • DeborahJozayt

            I had the biggest crush on Patrick Stewart when I was a kid. Him and Johnny 5 from Short Circuit. As long as no one goes Dick Van Dike in Mary Poppins, I’m cool with it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

            Oh god I could not agree more. I really hate when actors do that. What is the point? I feel lame for using this example, but the movie “Swing Kids” is the worst. The movie takes place in Germany, and IIRC, the only people with German accents were the poor people and the villains. W.T.F.

            • turtleemily

              I loved Swing Kids when I was in middle school. I rented it a couple years ago and was just shaking my head the whole time.

    • snarkykitten

      and HBC didn’t even need to use the wardrobe dept. She could just rummage through her own closet.

    • M_E_S

      Dear lord, the promotions for this movie need to STOP ignoring Samantha Barks.  You know if they’d given TSwift the role, she would have been plastered all over the advertisements.  Samantha is gorgeous and sings beautifully, and Eponine is pretty much the most well known female role in the show, with its most famous song.  This is getting ridiculous.

      • gabbilevy

        I think the rumors had been TSwift for Cosette, Lea Michele for Eponine. Both (or either, rather) would have ruined the movie.

      • Violina23

        I think it’s the marketing people being short sighted and not thinking average people will respond unless they see BIG STARS! ™. I find out incredibly hard to believe that Samantha Barks is anything but fabulous.

        It’s really silly if you think about it, because they need to get people into the seats who don’t already know the musical, and Eponine is the character (besides Val Jean) that most people relate to.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’ll have to try to stay away from the promos-they might induce an irrational dislike for the movie in me.

    • MilaXX

      Love the pics. This is one movie I am looking forward to.

    • unbornfawn

      Gorgeous portraits, beautiful costumes.

    • Rebecca Jay

      I just can’t stop loving Russell Crowe.

    • JasmineAM

      Oh Jesus, after season six of Dexter, I weep at the word tableau.

    • Imasewsure

      I had absolutely no interest in this movie until I saw that HBC and SBC were in this… I’ll be seeing it twice…  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OT3BT4G2LCAJUUINU5DDASERRQ Blake

      Y’know, Hugh Jackman could probably carry that kid around all day, no problem. He’s welcome to try with me!

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      The Thernardiers look like they’re in the Tim Burton version of the movie. I really dislike the casting there.

      • BrooklynBomber

        It does seem like stunt casting, doesn’t it?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045295912 Charles Purdy

           Hmmmm. All blockbusters are stunt-casted, really. But “Master of the House” has a different tone from the rest of the musical…. The Thenardiers are a splash of black comedy in an otherwise terribly, terribly earnest musical. I think it just might work.

      • GinAndPopcorn

         Now I want to see a Tim Burton version of Les Miz.

    • http://twitter.com/GuidosDaddy Jason M. Galloway

      He may be a complete arse, but Russell Crowe is so damned handsome.  He looks great here.  I will always picture Eddie having sex with his mother and then killing her…*shudder*

    • Laylalola

      Wow, I am totally thrown (for all the worst possible reasons) by the HBC and SBC casting, just, oh that looks god-awful.

    • http://figgylicious.blogspot.com/ Figgy

      Russell Crowe looks AMAZING. He may not be able to sing worth a damn but I LOVE when he wears a period uniform. And that scowl is pretty fantastic. 

    • http://promiscuouslola.com/ Cate

      That shot of Anne Hathaway is STUNNING. SUCH and improvement over yesterday.

    • siriuslover

      I cannot wait for this film. I saw a short film about it in the trailers for Wreck-It Ralph yesterday and it looks gorgeous. Casting is superb. Poor baby Cosette is a girl with no name, though :(. And she sings the most beautiful song.  I may have to haul my kids out on Christmas day to see the film (interesting opening).

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

      HBC and SBC look out of place, like they crawled out of a Tim Burton movie.

      But Hugh and Russell? *sigh* They can have me both at the same time. (Although, I must admit that I liked Russell Crowe better with a little more chub on him.)

    • Call me Bee

      You will see me there on Christmas Day watching and trying my damndest not to sing along with Every.  Single.  Note.  (I and my two daughters have committed the entire score to memory.) 

      • http://profiles.google.com/ladyofthelight Jeni Light

        And while I will also be struggling to not sing along, I thank you for your courtesy towards others.  I was at a movie (Pitch Perfect) last week, and the girls in the row behind me sang along with every song they knew.  Off key. Loudly.  Just ruined the movie for me.  So, while I know that you must have a lovely voice, thank you for being a better person than those girls.

        But go enjoy – and hum! I don’t mind the humming. :)

    • GorgeousThings

      I can’t wait to see how Russell Crowe handles Javert’s big aria. I know he does rock and roll, but this is more operatic. 
      I hate to admit it, but I’m looking forward to seeing this. I hate hate HATE Les Miz. Really. It’s bombastic and overproduced, and I’ve never liked any stage version I’ve seen of it (I’ve seen three, one against my better judgement and two against my will), but I think it could work as a movie.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

        It tends to cross the line of melodrama for me. Too much for any stage production to handle, but PERFECT for a big blockbuster.

      • DeborahJozayt

        I almost think Les Miz would work better in a movie format than a stage. Some songs really demand an intimacy that the stage just can’t give. My husband is NOT looking forward to seeing this movie, but I saw all the Marvel movies with him, including sequels, so he’s now stuck holding the kleenex for me. 

      • BrooklynBomber

        I feel the same way about it as you, and to my surprise I find myself a bit drawn to the movie.

    • http://tinyglimpses.blogspot.com/ Meg P. W.

      I think I’m going to be disappointed by Russell Crowe’s singing. :( Shame – Javert is one of my favorites.

    • Toto Maya

      Eddie Redmayne annoys the CRAP out of me, and I can’t pinpoint why. Every role he’s ever in I’ve just hated. I think it was when I was forced to watch My Week with Marilyn on an 11 hour flight. Oh my God I hated that piece of shit. Then he was in some horrible show I was forced to watch at my job with that French actress who I ALSO irrationally cannot stand (the one who plays Fleur in Harry Potter). Okay, okay, I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I almost don’t think I can watch this movie now. It’s totally irrational I know.

      • lesmaha

        awww…I really like Eddie Redmayne. Just saw him in The Other Boleyn Girl. I think his face is really interesting and surprising.  But–I understand irrational dislikes.  Sometimes you just can’t help it!

        • Toto Maya

           It doesn’t have anything to do with how he looks, really, he’s adorable. It’s just the roles he’s been in.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      ok, this is pretty.  i’m going to see it.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Beautiful.

      …but does Eddie’s hair read as way too modern for the Victorian era to anyone else?

      …Just me?
      I’ll just look at his purdy mouth, then.

      • http://profiles.google.com/ladyofthelight Jeni Light

        I think so too, Rebecca!

      • SewingSiren

        The play isn’t set in the Victorian era. It begins at the Bourbon Restoration 1814/1815-1830 and ends just after the Second French Revolution Trois Glorieuse (1830) .  I think these events feature quite importantly in the story line.  Victoria didn’t take the English throne until 1837. The romantic hairstyle is fairly accurate for a young man of the 1820-30’s.

        • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

          Fine. 

          Does Eddie’s hair read as way too modern for the Bourbon Restoration in FRANCE to anyone else?

          Because it leans a leetle starboard to fauxhawk for my tastes–maybe it will be better in the movie itself.

          (Yes, I know Victoria was British. Yes, I know the play occurs just prior to her reign. Many of the fashions present here bled into the Victorian Era. The point was his hair reading as too modern.)

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

             No, his hair looks about right for a young man of the period. That brushed forward style was very popular in the first half of the 19th century.

    • DesertDweller79

      They know Eponine is a more important character than Cosette, right?

      Other than that leaving out a major character,  I really enjoyed these.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        But Eponine isn’t played by a name actress, you know, so they won’t pay as much attention to her, more’s the pity.

    • quiltrx

      Just when I thought Russell Crowe might be losing his (ahem) effect on my loins…this picture.  Mmm.  Looks like Tim Tebow is about to be unseated from my computer background!

      (I’m in the “will see for Hugh and Russell if nothing else” camp)

    • poohbah1

      “Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as Madame and Monsieur Thénardier”
      Oh this is going to be good.

    • Carla_Charlton

      I didn’t realize Eddie Redmayne is in this — he’s really not a very good actor.  However, I’ll still see it because everyone else is so good.  The photo of Amanda Seyfried is great — love the brown backdrop with the purple and pink.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Sponge/100000465550991 Bob Sponge

      Amanda Seyfried looks so clean-faced and pretty. love her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045295912 Charles Purdy

      I haven’t been this excited for a movie in years. I’m actually … looking forward to Christmas. I notice poor little Eponine must still be wandering alone somewhere. On her own, even now.

    • Sweetvegan

      So want to see this!

    • RzYoung

      These photos are wonderful, it almost makes me want to see the film. I saw the musical and hated it but…maybe I could watch it  one more time, it feels like it would be rude not to. Russell Crowe looks incredible.

    • sleepycat

      I think I might have to see this along with Anna K. and Skyfall this year. Based on the previews Anna K will be nominated for the Oscars, there is no way that it cannot.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ladyofthelight Jeni Light

      The pictures are lovely, and I agree with the bitter kittens who are upset that Eponine isn’t shown here at all.  What gives with that?  Also, the only thing that bothered me in all the previews I have seen: All we here is “Dreamed a Dream”.  That is fine, but if you’re going to sing the song, and use it as your only promotion, at least get the words right.  At the end, Anne sings, “Now life has killed A dream I dreamed.”  Fine. Except that the line is “Now life has killed THE dream I dreamed.”  That annoys me every time, and I cannot get past it.  Of course, I’m still going to be there Christmas Day to see how it all works out on the big screen.

    • decormaven

      If the photos are catching just a glimpse of how the movie is staged, we’ll be in for a treat Christmas Day. I’m going in blind, just as I did for Chicago. Had not seen a stage production of it, so my thoughts weren’t colored by previous performances. Same with this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      HBC and SBC together will be worth watching alone.

    • MoHub

      HBC and SBC as the Thénardiers is the main reason I want to see this film.

      Them, and the the magnificent costumes.

    • Cory Stottlemyer

      no Eponine love once again…

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

        I was just thinking that!

    • Judy_J

      Love those costumes!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

      I think the thing that excites me most is that they will be singing IN the actual movie, not dubbed over. Pretty awesome! Can’t wait.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

      I love these pictures, but where is Samantha Barks? Not famous enough? Boo hiss. 

      I am not known to be a Hathaway fan, but I was pretty convinced by the trailer for this movie. 

    • jorinde

      I’ve been tired after two terrifying film adaptations of lesmis-the novel, but these pics manage to get me excited again. I mean, Hugh! Helena! Sasha! Russell! But where’s Eponine? My favourite character.

    • guest2visits

      Terrific photos;  inspite of the painful story, I just have to see it.

    • turtleemily

      IDK who Eddie Redmayne is, but he could play Willem Defoe’s son.

    • beebee10

      That’s because it’s all Grace Coddington. Pure genius stylist. Don’t know if this was her, but if not, clearly influenced by her. 

    • shanna bowie

      I’m so upset that Eponine never gets any love. Even though she’s not a well-known movie star, she does have the most recognizable solo in the whole film. 

    • Derek_anny

      *sigh* No Enjolras.   At least they could have done one little crowd scene.  How hard would the Barricade have been?

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

         Why? They’re not shooting the entire story here. It’s just an editorial featuring the biggest names in the cast.

        • Derek_anny

          Don’t mind me.  Aaron Tveit is gorgeous, and I’m just whining.

    • abigail3

      Worst musical I ever sat through (until I left early). Despite this awesome cast, I just don’t think I can take it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sarchie14 Stephanie Archie

      Stunning images.

    • R L

      I don’t know the first thing about Les Mis (despite being a theater kid in high school; it was just one of those things I could never get into with my friends), but…

      What happened to Anne Hathaway’s neck? 

    • sweetlilvoice

      Damnit…I may actually have to see it now. I was putting it off because I cried through the previews. I’ll have to sit by myself in the theater.