Les Misérables
The full cast photographed by Annie Leibovitz

On Christmas day this year the adaptation of the classic novel by Victor Hugo “les misérables” will open in US movie theaters.

The unbelievably talented cast includes: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Tveit.

The movie is set in 19th century France and based on the story of Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), a former prisoner who becomes mayor of a town. Monsieur Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette (Amanda Seyfried), the illegitimate daughter of Fantine (Anne Hathaway), and must avoid being captured again by Javert, a police inspector (Russell Crowe).

While we wait the release date in Europe (February 2013 in Germany) the December issue of Vogue USA gives a little sneak peek of the film, the full cast is photographed by the savvy lens of Annie Leibovitz.

The results are evocative portraits which show very clearly the personality behind each character.

The atmosphere, costumes and sets are typical from the 1800s, the photographs show clear expressions, so transparent that you can look inside the actor’s eyes.

by Giulia Corbella

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