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Hugh Jackman as Les Mis' Jean Valjean - First Official Look!

Hugh Jackman as Les Mis' Jean Valjean - First Official Look!

Check out this official still of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables!

“Very excited about how the first days of filming are going!! Check out my convict look…but its changing soon,” the 43-year-old actor wrote on his Twitter page with the pic.

Last week, Hugh was spotted in character on the film’s London set.

The big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway show co-stars Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, and Anne Hathaway.

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    The character is going to age some 20 years or so. You meet him first as the convict Valjean ( hence, the first look tweeted by Hugh above), then he becomes a respectable mayor of the town some years later, followed by years being the adoptive father of little Cosette until she becomes a young lady. In that span of time, Jean Valjean undergoes a physical and emotional evolution as he changes from a bitter released convict to one who has found moral redemption …and whose love for his daughter also brings him to the edge of the student rebellion in early 19th century Paris).

    Quite an acting and singing challenge for Hugh Jackman! Hope he can deliver the goods, acting-wise and musically-speaking! His natural talent and solid film and musical theatre experience will be his great assets in his portrayal of Jean Valjean!