It was really hard for me to let go of Flor’s previous layout, but I just had to have a new look for ATF featuring none other than Aaron Tveit as Enjolras. In honor of Les Misérables coming out (in the USA) in exactly one month, I wanted to feature the iconic revolutionary student leader in all his glory. Flor did an amazing job giving me exactly what I wanted: a design that was both bold and elegant, reminiscent of Enjolras himself. Hope you all like the change!
While scouring the web for some new Les Misérables content, I ran across these amazing film stills featuring Aaron Tveit (and the barricade boys). As far as I know, these haven’t been shared widespread at all, so I hope many of you are seeing them for the first time and that you enjoy the newest insight into the upcoming film.
Universal Spain’s official Twitter has revealed another film still from Les Misérables, this time featuring numerous barricade boys. Like the previously released still, this one is also from an earlier magazine (Entertainment Weekly), but now we have a full, non-scanned version. Once again, Aaron Tveit and Eddie Redmayne are shown together, leading the band of student revolutionaries during the rousing Les Mis flagship song, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”
A variation of this photograph was shown in an Empire article on Les Misérables a couple of months back, but the scan was overly contrasted and cut-off. Now, here’s a better version of the same film still featuring Aaron Tveit as Enjolras and Eddie Redmayne as Marius. Unfortunately, it’s rather small, but hopefully it’ll be released in HQ soon. I wonder when Universal will give Aaron some promo love, anyway…
A new, international trailer for Les Misérables has been released — and Aaron Tveit is featured in it! This one is much more of a medley, showcasing numerous songs from the musical, including “Castle on a Cloud,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” “One Day More,” and “Do You Hear the People Sing?” Although we don’t get to explicitly hear Aaron sing anything, he does get a line of inspiring dialogue and shots from throughout the film. Very exciting. Hopefully we’ll get a U.S. theatrical trailer soon (rumor has it that it may come next week).
Cast chair photo courtesy of Daniel Sunjata.
“Graceland” has officially started production in Ft. Lauderdale, FL! The new USA Network series is inspired by a true story about a group of government agents living undercover together in one house. Created by Jeff Eastin of “White Collar,” the 12-episode series has Daniel Sunjata (as Paul Briggs) and Aaron Tveit (Mike Warren) leading an ensemble cast. It is scheduled to air on USA in the summer of 2013. Check out a quote from Eastin below, along with an in-depth summary of what to expect when “Graceland” hits television screens:
Jeff Eastin: “When I first learned about the real Graceland, I knew this story was too good not to tell. People from three different government agencies living and working undercover in the same beach house – the amount of conflict, danger and fun that creates is incredibly exciting to me. Just as importantly, we want Graceland to break new ground for the network with a darker, grittier style.”
Graceland delves into the lives of an elusive group of undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and US Customs, whose worlds collide at a repossessed Southern California beachfront mansion called Graceland (the house got its name because the drug lord from whom the authorities seized the house was known to be an obsessed Elvis Presley fan).
With three agencies living under one roof, ordinary roommate issues are amplified, as secrets are a matter of life or death.
Graduating at the top of his class, FBI rookie, Mike Warren anticipates a traditional DC desk job when he’s unexpectedly shipped to Graceland. Immediately thrown into his first undercover assignment, he relies heavily on the guidance of legendary FBI agent and mentor, Paul Briggs. Briggs is an unusually Zen senior agent who notoriously hates the rule book and will go to any length to protect Graceland from the outside world.
Scans courtesy of dontletthewrongonein.tumblr.com.
Yet another Les Misérables feature can be found in this week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly. Previously, there was talk about costume and set designs for the film; in this issue, the matter at hand is a little more serious. With quotes from Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and director Tom Hooper, the article focuses heavily on the political inclination of Les Mis – both the novel and musical – and how important the story is even in today’s political climate (worldwide). It’s a great read, plus there’s some new shots from the film strewn throughout the pages.
My attention has been brought to this incredible film still from Les Mis featuring Aaron Tveit as Enjolras. It’s the first official picture of him in costume, and he looks great as the revolutionary student leader. If you’ve never had the chance to read Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, he describes Enjolras as having hair like Aaron’s wig used in the movie-musical adaptation; kudos to the stylists! Check out an excerpt from the novel below:
“All at once [Enjolras] threw back his head, his blond locks fell back like those of an angel on the sombre quadriga made of stars, they were like the mane of a startled lion in the flaming of an halo.”
Happy Birthday, Aaron! On behalf of ATF’s friends and followers, I would like to wish you a very fulfilling and memorable day. The past year has been incredible as far as your career goes, from being cast as Enjolras in Les Misérables (directed by Academy Award-winner, Tom Hooper) to landing a starring role in “Graceland,” an original television series. It seems the best is truly yet to come! Here’s to yet another amazing year ahead, full of opportunities and plenty of fun experiences along the way. I think I speak for everyone when I say your fans will help carry the banner, eager to see where your career leads. All the best. — Kristina
P.S. Check out messages from some amazing fans in the comments, sharing their love and support. Coming from heartfelt and inspired fans, they prove you’re an aspiration to people around the world. (So thank you!)