It’s yet to be confirmed, but it appears Sacha Baron Cohen may star in the musical adaptation of Les Miserables. The note of caution is because the info come from The Sun, which isn’t always 100% accurate with its film casting scoop (and that’s being charitable).
However assuming the info is corrent, Cohen will play the villainous innkeeper Thenardier, a role previously rumoured for Geoffrey Rush. Helena Bonham Carter is reportedly already onboard as his Thenadier’s wife, with the duo delighting in conning their customers. They also take in young Cosette, promising to take care of her in return for payment from her mother (Anne Hathaway). Howeve they turn the girl into a household slave instead. The film’s hero, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), isn’t impressed with this and sets out to rescue the girl.
King’s Speech director Tom Hooper hopes to start shooting in February on the long-gestating project.
And if you’re wondering if Sacha can sing, he’s already shown off his pipes to good effect in Sweeney Todd.
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