“‘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.”

New ‘Premium Rush’ Trailer Released

June 1, 2012 • Category: Film News, Premium Rush 0

It’s been a week full of trailers and insight into future projects featuring Aaron Tveit. Yesterday, a new trailer for Premium Rush – starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt – was released online. Yet again, there’s no look at Aaron in his role as Kyle, but the footage itself is action-packed and full of adrenaline from start to finish. Check it out before penciling the movie onto your schedule; it hits theaters August 24th.

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.

Aaron Tveit Cast as Enjolras in ‘Les Miserables’!

December 8, 2011 • Category: ATN Exclusive, Film News, Public Appearances, Rumored Projects 0

In an article reporting on Sacha Baron Cohen’s addition into the upcoming, Top Hooper-directed movie-musical adaptation of Les Miserables, The Daily Mail also had this to say:

Broadway actor Aaron Tveit has just been cast as Enjolras, the heroic student leader who heads the march to the Paris barricades.

ATF can officially confirm that this is not merely a rumor; Aaron has, in fact, been cast as Enjolras! This is such exciting news to break, Aaron having been on my personal dream cast to play this very character in the movie adaptation. Hopefully the role will create a huge Hollywood (and Broadway) splash. Congratulations, Aaron!

Trailer for ‘Premium Rush’ Now Available

September 16, 2011 • Category: Film News, Premium Rush 0

The first trailer for Premium Rush has finally debuted! Although Aaron seems to be missing in action from the high velocity video, the David Koepp-directed movie itself looks sleek and smart — definitely worth checking out. The movie – about a bike messenger delivering an envelop wanted by a dirty cop – is led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt with a quality supporting ensemble, including Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Aasif Mandvi, Jamie Chung, and Aaron Tveit himself. It is scheduled to be released January 13, 2012.