You have three marquee-busting actors with Oscar credibility in your cast. You have an Oscar-winning director coming off his massively successful Best Picture honoree. You have the power of Broadway behind you. And your debut poster is … the face of an orphan?
'Les Miserables' - the film adaptation of the classic Broadway musical - is, uh, not something we're overly familiar with. But we do know the movie has an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen and Amanda Seyfriend. And now thanks to this new extended first-look at the adaptation, we found something else out about this film that's actually quite cool.
Darren Aronofsky has been doing a bang-up job updating us on his upcoming project 'Noah' via his popular Twitter feed -- tweeting out that set pic of the Ark that went semi-viral and details on filming out of Iceland. This latest look, however, isn't coming from the 'Black Swan' director. Paramount Pictures recently released the first image of lead actor Russell Crowe all suited up for his title role as Noah.
It's been five years since Eli Roth's 'Hostel: Part II' hit the screen, which is a mighty long absence for an up and coming director. That's not to say he hasn't kept busy, with such projects as a lead role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' and co-writing 'The Man with the Iron Fists,' which stars Russell Crowe. Crowe and Roth may work together again with 'Harker.'
When the RZA announced that he was going to direct his own kung fu movie, we knew that he was the right man for the job. The Wu-Tang Clan and many of his other projects would reference a number of classic samurai and kung fu films, and watching the red-band trailer for his 'The Man With The Iron Fists,' it's clear he knows his genre.
RZA’s a fixture in the hip-hop community, though film nerds know him from his performances in films like 'American Gangster' and 'Repo Men.' He’s making the move to the director’s chair later this year with 'The Man with the Iron Fists,' and the first promotional image from the historical thriller is eye-catching, to say the least.