Tom Hooper caught a lot of grief as his ‘The King’s Speech’ rode the Oscar campaign trail two years ago, primarily because his excellent film was deemed “not as excellent” as David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’ by vocal film columnists. But in the process of arguing for ‘Network’ (which is great), most overlooked the fact that ‘Speech’ is deftly directed and superbly acted. Hooper’s the real deal, and he’s the perfect fit for ‘Les Miserables,’ which we get a good look at today.
We've seen it before, the actor or actress who ends up making a drastic haircut in order to properly slip into their big role. Natalie Portman got a buzz cut in front of the camera during shooting for 'V for Vendetta,' Emma Stone went from a redhead to a blonde for 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and now Anne Hathaway throws her long locks into the hair ring.
Though it may be silly to call it the "Facebook and Twitter era," modern technology has changed many things about how films publicize themselves and generate buzz. Normally a studio would release the first images of their star in a movie, but these days the stars may release it themselves. And so Hugh Jackman revealed the first official image from Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables' via Twitter.