First Look: Hugh Jackman Nearly Unrecognizable in Les Misérables Costume

Actor begins shooting scenes as his character Jean Valjean for the highly anticipated movie musical

By Peter Gicas Mar 20, 2012 8:14 PMTags
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Yikes. Is that you, Hugh Jackman?!

Definitely looking a little worse for wear, the actor was spotted today on the streets of London.

Thankfully, though, it was all just a bit of movie magic that was on display as the 43-year-old star began shooting scenes as Jean Valjean for the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the musical Les Misérables.

Directed by Tom Hooper, who helmed the Oscar-winning The King's Speech, the production also features the likes of Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter as well as Amanda Seyfried (but not, Taylor Swift).

And if the rest of the cast looks this "good," we're probably in for quite a treat when the flick hits theaters this December.