New ‘Les Mis’ Article in ‘Entertainment Weekly’

October 18, 2012 • Category: Film News, Gallery, Les Misérables 0

A new article on Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables is featured in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly (October 19th). I’ve added caps to the gallery, courtesy of “VictoriaVanDort.” There’s a lot of information about the actual set and gives great insight into the production of an epic movie-musical. There’s also a few new film stills (including the debut of the Thenardiers) as well as the progression of concept art to fully realized costumes and sets. Check out the behind-the-scenes image of “Do You Hear The People Sing?” on the first page!

Another Look at ‘Les Mis,’ Including “Red And Black”

September 27, 2012 • Category: Film News, Les Misérables 0

A segment on Australia Today highlighted the upcoming film, Les Misérables, with some extra footage that hasn’t previously been seen in either the trailer or extended look. Throughout the video, there’s an interview with Hugh Jackman commenting on various aspects of the movie-making process and chasing the roll, but the real treat for Aaron Tveit fans is a clip of the “Red And Black” reprise. It’s not much, but it was certainly enough to get me (even more) excited for the film. Les Mis hits U.S. theaters on Christmas Day.

New Official Poster for ‘Les Miserables’ Released

September 24, 2012 • Category: Film News, Gallery, Les Misérables 0

Check out the newly released official poster for Tom Hooper’s upcoming epic-musical, Les Misérables. The poster features Isabelle Allen – playing young Cosette – mimicking the iconic Les Mis imagery used in various productions of the musical throughout the years. (We also saw that image being used in the early teaser.) There’s also a new tagline reading “Fight. Dream. Hope. Love.” — though it was previously “The Dream Lives.” I find this new one-sheet for the film to be very startling, beautiful, and poignant; Cosette appears haunted yet hopeful at the same time, appropriate for the one of the story in general. What do you think of the poster?

Extended First Look at Tom Hooper’s ‘Les Misérables’

September 20, 2012 • Category: Film News, Les Misérables 0

After some silence on the Les Mis front, there’s finally a new video for eager fans to fawn over. A new extended look at the film features four and a half minutes of behind-the-scenes footage — including singing from the principal cast such as Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, and Anne Hathaway. There are also interviews with the aforementioned actors, along with Russell Crowe, in which they talk about working on the movie and the process of singing live on set. It’s a great, informative featurette that’s whetting the appetites of film fans across the web.

Unfortunately, Aaron Tveit’s voice is not highlighted in this, but he is shown quite a few times throughout, looking every bit as majestic as Enjolras should. Regardless, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Les Misérables recently changed its released date; fans in the U.S. can now expect a wonderful holiday present, as it’s now scheduled to hit theaters on December 25th (Christmas Day).

Japanese ‘Les Mis’ Poster Features Enjolras

September 10, 2012 • Category: Film News, Gallery, Les Misérables 0

Although the barricade boys were missing in the first trailer for Les Misérables, they’re already being used for promotion — in Japan! An official Japanese poster for the film not only highlights the students, but Aaron Tveit is prominently featured in the center, wielding the famous red flag. I had added the poster to the gallery some time ago; however, now there’s a larger version where you can actually distinguish Aaron – and even Eddie Redmayne, just to the left – from the rest of the pack.

“‘Les Mis’ was Incredible, Challenging, Amazing,” says Aaron

July 17, 2012 • Category: Film News, General News, Les Misérables 1

Broadway.com recently had the chance to talk to Aaron Tveit, who was questioned about the upcoming epic musical, Les Misérables. When asked about the experience of playing Enjolras, the iconic student revolutionary, Aaron said that it was “incredible, challenging, amazing.” Check out more of what he had to say about the film, including the discipline of singing live on set and even that blond wig:

Les Mis was incredible, challenging, amazing,” he said of playing student revolutionary Enjolras. “I can’t wait to see it. Russell [Crowe] and Hugh [Jackman] and Annie [Hathaway] are just going to blow people’s minds.”

Part of the challenge, according to Tveit (and co-star Hugh Jackman) came from director Hooper’s choice to have the actors sing the famous score live during filming rather than use tracks produced later in a recording studio. As Enjolras, Tveit had to perform numbers like “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “One Day More” at full voice during long days of filming. Luckily, the vet of Hairspray, Wicked, Next to Normal, and Catch Me If You Can had his Broadway experience to rely on. “I knew how to prepare myself physically for it,” he explained. “You’re working 12 or 13 hours a day and singing the songs over and over and over again. That’s so hard! I did feel like I had an advantage because I know the grind of an eight show week, which really helped. It’s gonna be fantastic.”

Also fantastic? Tveit in his French student look, which we got a peek at when on-set photos of the actor and co-star Eddie Redmayne (Marius) were leaked. Tveit, for one, was enthusiastic about his flowing locks. “It was good!” he said with a laugh. “It was very transformative. The wig is an important part of the costume, and it put me right in the period.”

First ‘Les Miserables’ Poster Revealed

May 30, 2012 • Category: Film News, Les Misérables 2

First Teaser Trailer for ‘Les Miserables’!

May 29, 2012 • Category: Film News, Les Misérables 0

The first teaser trailer for Les Miserables is now online! Anne Hathaway’s raw and haunting rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” is overlaid on top of various scenes from the Tom Hooper-directed musical, with the trailer hinting towards gorgeous choreography and plenty of poignant moments. There isn’t much of Aaron Tveit as Enjolras other than a quick group shot, but fans won’t want to miss the first look at the film regardless. It looks positively amazing.

First Look at Aaron as Enjolras!

April 12, 2012 • Category: Film News, Gallery, Les Misérables 0

ATF has a strict policy on not posting non-set related candids, but Aaron Tveit couldn’t be any more in character in these new pictures. This is our first look at Tom Hooper’s vision of Enjolras in the upcoming Les Miserables! Bearing a modified but no less impressive version of the iconic red waistcoat, he stands on (presumably) Lamarque’s hearse with revolutionary red flag in hand. At his side is Eddie Redmayne, playing Marius in the film. You can also some clips of the filming below:

Aaron Readies the Barricades for ‘Les Mis’

February 6, 2012 • Category: Film News, General News, Les Misérables 0

Do you hear the people sing? ATF can exclusively confirm that Aaron Tveit has arrived in London for Les Misérables rehearsals! Filming reportedly starts on March 5th and will carry through until May 20th. In case you missed the news, Aaron will be playing the student revolutionary leader, Enjolras, in the Tom Hooper-directed movie adaptation of the famous Claude-Michel Schönberg musical.

Aaron is joining an all-star cast, led by Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert. Eddie Redmayne will be playing fellow student revolutionary, Marius Pontmercy. Others involved include Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Helena Bonham Carter (Madame Thénardier), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Samantha Barks (Éponine), and the legendary Colm Wilkinson as the Bishop of Digne. Sacha Baron Cohen is rumored to be playing the corrupt innkeeper, Thénardier.

Les Misérables is expected to be released December 14th.