Tom Hooper’s follow up to the verbally stunted high class shenanigans of The King’s Speech couldn’t be farther from his Oscar winner (unless it was, you know, in space) and we’ve got the first look from the set of his big screen Les Misérables .

Hugh Jackman was snapped on set by The Australian Telegraph and there’s a Gilliamesque attempt to mucky detail on show here for Hooper’s all star version of the celebrated Victor Hugo novel and subsequent musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg.

The cast is as impressive as they come (we can expect a poster like the Valentine’s Day crowd of floating faces no doubt) with Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe and Eddie Redmayne getting their hands dirty.

Here’s the pic, more to come certainly as the film is shooting in London currently with an eye to a release around Christmas this year.