August 31, 2012 at 6:13PM
In case you’re anxiously awaiting the Tom Hooper-helmed feature adaptation of “Les Misérables,” a new photo has dropped showing a rather angry looking Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) getting a little rough with Fantine (Anne Hathaway) – who looks eerily reminicient of a similarly balding Natalie Portman in “V For Vendetta.” Anyways, “Les Miserables” follows ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, who is ruthlessly hunted by policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. Valjean agrees to care for the factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette (Amanda Seyfried) – and oh, did we mention there is a TON of singing? The film drops just in time for the holidays on December 14th, and we’re interested to see if Hooper can bring this sweeping musical to the cinematic landscape successfully.
Finally, we get a quick peek at “Carlos” and “Domino” actor Edgar Ramirez in “Libertador,” which follows the life of Simon Bolivar, who played a crucial role in Latin America's struggle for independence from the Spanish empire -- and until this day is still considered one of the more influential politicians within American history. It looks a lot like Ramirez will cast come grimaces in the snow with this one, which is now in post-production with no solid release date announced just yet. You can next catch him in Kathryn Bigelow’s excellent-looking “Zero Dark Thirty” come December. [THR]