In the movie, Valjean (Jackman) is a poor man who has been on the run from the law for nineteen years after he stole bread to feed his sister’s starving children during an economic depression in France. Jean is actively pursued by police officer Javert (Russell Crowe).
Hugh will play a “small town carpenter whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, his character takes the law into his own hands, kidnapping the man he suspects is responsible. But as the kidnapping continues, the carpenter begins to have doubts that he has the right man.”