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    Wednesday
    Oct102012

    Les Miserables Reveals New 'Jean Valjean' Poster

    On the heels of last month's release of the first teaser poster for Les Miserables, which re-created Emile Bayard's iconic image of little Cosette, we now have our second character poster from the film's official website, this time of Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean:

    The tagline, "Freedom Is Mine", is from the first song Valjean sings after being released from prison, having spent 19 years on a chain gang for stealing a loaf of bread to save his starving family:

    "Freedom is mine, the earth is still,

    I feel the wind, I breathe again,

    And the sky clears, the world is waking.

    Drink from the pool, how clean the taste.

    Never forget the years, the waste.

    Nor forgive them what they've done.

    They are the guilty, everyone.

    The day begins, and now let's see,

    What this new world will do for me..."

    Then he winds up breaking his parole after learning that the world is none-too-forgiving to a former convict, regardless of the crime, and spends the next 20 years being chased by the ruthless Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe), who I expect will be getting his own character poster soon. 

    Speaking of character posters, another was recently spotted (and posted on Tumblr) at New York's NBC Experience Store.  That one was of Marius and Cosette (Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried), with a tagline from their duet, "A Heart Full of Love."

    So there's definitely more coming, and hopefully one of the barricade boys soon.  Another trailer is rumored to be on the horizon - possibly next week - as well.

    Les Miserables opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

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