Following the release of the first trailer for Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the stage musical Les Misérables, a teaser poster has been released (via IMPAwards). Taking similar artwork to the famous poster for the long-running musical, the child Cosette who features in the story, this quite literally has a “poster child” that is instantly recognisable.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Les Misérables is released in Australia on 26 December 2012 from Universal.