Hugh Jackmans face fronts the latest poster for Les Misrables


Les Misérables has revealed a second poster (following the first one that paid homage to the original musical ), and this one focuses squarely on Hugh Jackman’s not un-handsome face.

The Australian actor, who has been re-sharpening his claws for The Wolverine , fronts the new one-sheet as redemption-seeking prisoner Jean Valjean.

Jackman has considerable stage experience, but Les Mis will be the first film that shows off his warbling to the full.

Based on the West End musical smash (itself adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel), the film version has an army of dedicated fans to please.

And with Jackman and co-stars singing live on set (as opposed to pre-recording in a studio and lip-synching later) the pressure’s on.

Check out the poster in full below:

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[ Click on the poster to see it in hi-res ]

Les Misérables opens in the UK on 11 January 2013 (it’s getting a Christmas Day 2012 release in the US).

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.