I love Russell Crowe as an actor and I’m sure his casting as Inspector Javert was an inspired choice. However, I always had someone more sinister and quietly intimidating in mind than the brawling Aussie. Just Jared has some new pictures from the set of Tom Hooper of Les Miserables which show Russell trying to take down Eddie Redmayne, who plays Marius.
The scene depicted in the pictures is most likely from the fourth volume where Marius takes to the barricades during a popular uprising, distraught over Cosette’s sudden disappearance. Javert, the man of the law that he is, is hell-bent on taking down Marius and the leaders of the uprising and it isn’t long after that Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) re-enters the fold.
Take a look below and let us know what you think! Was Russell Crowe a good choice to play Javert? Who would have been better?
Les Miserables opens on December 25th.
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.