Hot on the heels of a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the making of Les Miserables last week (they sing live every single take!), the first poster for the highly anticipated film has been released.
What’s striking about this poster is it solely features Cosette (in this poster, played by Isabelle Allen), Fantine’s (Anne Hathaway) daughter who also features on promotional pieces for the stage musical:
For reference, below is the official Broadway poster. The similarity is striking:
Les Miserables, an adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo novel and famed musical, is directed by the 2011 Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech). The adaptation stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier, and Amanda Seyfried as Cosette.
As the poster touts, the film will be opening on Christmas Day. It was previously scheduled to open December 14 against The Hobbit, but will now open opposite Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which is sure to have a smaller draw than Peter Jackson’s epic. Still, the Christmas release slate is quite packed. Opening on December 19 is Kathryn Bigelow’s hunt for bin Laden feature Zero Dark Thirty, with the December 21 slate including Judd Apatow’s This is 40, the Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor starrer The Impossible, and the actioner Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise.
Rumors had suggested earlier this year that Taylor Swift would nab the role of Eponine, and she had gone so far as to enter rehearsals. Ultimately, she did not get the role and some believe it was due to the public outcry.