After years in development, a film of the Les Miserables musical is about to go into production, with King’s Speech helmer Tom Hooper at the helm. The cast has been growing, with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe as Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert, and Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne also along for the ride.
Now a the movie has added a revolutionary in the rather cute form of Gossip Girl’s Aaron Tveit has boarded the cast, according to THR. He’s set to play Enjolras, a character who leads the student revolution. While best known for Gossip Girl, Tveit does have some Broadway experience, so hopefully his voice will be up to scratcj.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter are also rumored to be in talks for the film, although their involvement hasn’t been confirmed. It’s turning into a great cast, and hopefully Hooper’s the man who can do the musical justice. It’s due in cinemas at the end of this year.