Tuesday, December 11, 2012

News: Dec 11, 2012

Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe bring 'Les Mis' Confrontation' to New York club
Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe — a.k.a. the stars of Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, a.k.a. the most important movie of 2012 or ever — sure know how to make a musical-theater geek swoon. The pair recently reunited in New York City to perform one of Les Mis‘s best-loved songs: “The Confrontation,” in which tireless Inspector Javert (Crowe) accosts the noble Jean Valjean (Jackman), who has been living under an assumed name. The duet was half serious, half silly, and all awesome, (EW.com)

Russell Crowe Rides to the Rescue of His "Gladiator" Character's Real-Life Tomb
Austerity measures that have crippled conservation and excavation projects across Italy have begun to brush against the tomb of Marcus Nonius Macrinus, the inspiration for Maximus Decimus Meridius, the character played by Russell Crowe in the film “Gladiator.” Experts working at the site along the Tiber River say that without better facilities, they may have to bury the white columns and marble tiles that risk greater deterioration at the surface than they would underground. The Australian actor is now calling on the state archaeological superintendent to save the tomb from reburial. “Of all the great nations of the world, Italy in particular must be a guide to promote the importance of exploring and conserving the ancient past,” Crowe told La Repubblica. “Members of the municipal administration must always encourage Italian citizens to be proud of the successes and glorious history of their country.” (BlouinArtInfo)

Les Miserables stars at New York premiere
Hollywood actors Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman were on the red carpet for the premiere of Les Miserables.
Jackman, who plays Jean Valjean, and Crowe, who plays Javert, heaped praise on the transformation of the musical onto the big screen.
Anne Hathaway said playing the role of Fantine, a sickly mother forced into prostitution, was both "surreal and wonderful". (BBCNews)

New Theatrical Trailer For 'Man Of Steel'--Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams & Russell Crowe
Finally! This first full-length trailer has arrived online for Zack Snyder’s eagerly awaited Superman flick, ’Man of Steel.’ Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, ‘Man of Steel’ stars three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon as General Zod, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Oscar nominee Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Michael Kelly, Richard Shiff, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father. (Flicks and Bits)

'Lincoln' And 'Les Miserables' Lead Critics Choice Award Nominees
In the latest round of Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association gave their nominations for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, with Steven Spielberg's Lincoln leading the pack with 13 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones and Best Supporting Actress for Sally Field. Les Misérables followed with 11 nominations from the organization, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Hugh Jackman and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway. (Movieline)

Meet the 10-Year_Old Face of 'Les Miserables'

Though her name isn’t featured in any of the film’s promotional materials, Isabelle Allen is quickly becoming a recognizable face in Hollywood.

As Universal touts the release of Les Miserables, boasting a roster of A-list names including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, there is one key player whose name no one seems to know. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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