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Watch: Anne Hathaway Dreams A Dream In First Trailer For 'Les Miserables'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 30, 2012 6:47 AM
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Anne Hathaway is about to have a pretty good few months. The actress has been consistently charming, diverse and impressive on screen, but of late her showcases, from hosting a botched Oscars to films like "Love And Other Drugs" and "One Day," haven't quite worked, even if she's been pretty good in them. But in a couple of months, she's got the plum role of Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises," which is likely to win over the hearts and loins of the geek community.

New Images Of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe & Anne Hathaway In Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 29, 2012 8:05 AM
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The movie-musical is a difficult nut to crack. The genre's proven the undoing of great filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, and, in the modern era, for every smash big-screen hit like "Chicago" or "Hairspray," there's a "Nine," a "Phantom of the Opera" or a "Rent" stinking up the joint. But this Christmas' big hope has the kind of pedigree that suggests it's got a better run at Oscar and box-office glory than most.

Watch: Hugh Jackman Botch His Audition For Harlem Village Academies In Hilarious New Viral Video

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 21, 2012 11:40 AM
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Who doesn't love Hugh Jackman? Of course, he's made his fair share of shitty movies ("Kate & Leopold," "Van Helsing," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") , but there's something inherently likable and undeniably charming about the actor so that, even when the film is bad, Jackman's never less than totally committed, normally proving the best thing in the movie. And from "X-Men" to "The Fountain" and "The Prestige," he's given plenty of good performances as well, not least his hosting of the Oscars, a recent high-watermark for the show.

Watch: Anne Hathaway & Hugh Jackman Sing The Finale Of 'Les Miserables'; Plus First Look Amanda Seyfried In The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2012 3:59 PM
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From sensual Catwoman to....not so sensual Fantine. Tom Hooper's big, Oscar-baiting musical "Les Miserables" continues to roll in front of cameras, and the press and paparazzi continue to be out in full force. Not only do we get a first look at remarkably skinny Anne Hathaway as Fantine, also boasting a rather rough-hewn hairstyle, Amanda Seyfried has also been snapped on set as Cosette. But perhaps the greatest bit is some video that has captured the best look at the film yet.

Hugh Jackman Serves Up A Much Better Look At Jean Valjean In 'Les Miserables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 3:00 PM
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While the paparazzi have been the first to capture snaps of Hugh Jackman playing the convict Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper's Oscar-bait musical "Les Miserables," the actor has decided to best them all by sending out the best look at his character so far.

Discuss: Why Are There So Few Reliable Leading Men, And Who Might Yet Become One?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 20, 2012 4:01 PM
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The box office is up in 2012, but of the ten biggest grossers of the year so far, only one, "Safe House" was sold on the back of an established A-list star, namely Denzel Washington. The rest, for the most part, featured total unknowns, or in the case of "Act of Valor," active Navy SEALs, rather than actors. This is not, it should be said, a new trend. From "Avatar" to "Star Trek," big movies have been shunning established names in the favor of new faces for quite a while. But it is indicative of a problem that Hollywood has been facing lately: a distinct lack of new leading men.

Hugh Jackman Circles Back & Will Star In 'Prisoners' From 'Incendies' Director Denis Villeneuve For November 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2012 5:33 PM
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Over two years ago, a very early incarnation of the long, long developing Black List script "Prisoners" was put on hold. At the time Hugh Jackman was circling the lead, but wasn't quite locked down, with Antoine Fuqua set to direct, but it didn't come pass. And while a few more stars and directors came and went in the years since, the project is one that seems to have been lodged in Jackman's memory as he's now back to star.

Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Mila Kunis, John Cusack & David Oyelowo Sought For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 11:17 PM
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Lee Daniels certainly knows how to draw in the stars. After breaking through with his low budget indie "Precious," which found people like Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey and Mo'Nique appearing, the director (after a highly publicized stalled project in "Selma" -- which we'll get to in a moment) put together "The Paperboy" with Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, David Oyelowo and more. And now, a project Daniels became involved with nearly two years ago is bubbling back to life, and it seems like he's slowly building a roster of regular players.

Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables' Will Have A New Original Song Written For The Film Sung By Hugh Jackman

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 9, 2012 8:59 AM
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When a director wins the Oscar for Best Director, what they choose for their next project is very interesting, and can say a lot about what they want to achieve in their career. Of course, for the likes of a Martin Scorsese or the Coen Brothers it's business as usual, but Danny Boyle used his newly acquired clout to get "127 Hours" made, while Kathryn Bigelow eyed two ambitious projects in "Triple Frontier" and "Kill Bin Laden" (which is shooting this year).

Madeline Stowe Says She Might Age Up Robert Pattinson's Character In 'Unbound Captives' So He Can Still Play The Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2012 5:43 PM
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It has been a long while since we've heard about Madeleine Stowe's dream project Western, "Unbound Captives." First announced way, way back in 2009, the film was set to star Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson, with Jackman set to play a frontiersman who rescues a woman (Weisz) whose husband is killed and children kidnapped by a Comanche war party. Pattinson was going to play Weisz's kidnapped son, a role that it was reported in 2010 would require him to speak "almost entirely" in Comanche. But despite kind words from everyone about the script, "Unbound Captives" has continued to sit unmade. But Stowe has high hopes that Pattinson will stay on board, even though he's approaching his 25th birthday and too old for the part.

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