A few weeks ago we reported on rumours that Anne Hathaway was being sought for the movie version of Les Miserables at the request of Hugh Jackman, who’s onboard to play Jean Valjean. Now Deadline reports Hathaway has signed up for the movie, to portray Fantine.
Based on the Victor Hugo novel, Les Miserables centres on Jean Valjean, a prisoner who is on the run, with a dogged policeman named Javert (Russell Crowe) spending years tracking him down during the French Revolution. Fantine meanwhile is an unwed mother whose life has become dedicated to providing for her child, but whose situation gets ever worse as she tries to do just that, and whose story becomes intertwined with that of Valjean. She’s also the character who gets to sing I Dreamed A Dream,which of course was turned into a hit by Susan Boyle.
Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) is directing Les Miserables from a screenplay by William Nicholson. Shooting is expected to start in the next few months, with Jackman making Les Mis before he goes to work on The Wolverine.
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