Confirmed, Anne Hathaway Cast as Fantine in 'Les Miserables'


Anne Hathaway


The 'Bride Wars' actress will join Hugh Jackman who plays Valjean and Russell Crowe who stars as Javert in the Broadway-adapted movie.

Anne Hathaway is officially tapped to star in "Les Miserables". The actress, who will appear as Catwoman in highly anticipated superhero film "The Dark Knight Rises", has nabbed the coveted role of Fantine, a Parisian grisette who is abandoned with a small child by her lover Felix Tholomyes.

Rumors that Hathaway will join the Broadway adaptation first emerged in August. She was reportedly recommended by Hugh Jackman, who was at that time had already been cast to play leading man Jean Valjean. Another actor who has been lined up for the musical film is Russell Crowe who will portray Javert, a fanatic police inspector.

Based on Victor Hugo's novel of the same title, "Les Miserables" centers on the struggle by ex-con Valjean to outrun his past and his relentless pursuer Javert. The original play was opened in London back in 1985. It featured popular songs like "I Dreamed a Dream" and "Bring Him Home".

More A-listers have reportedly been rumored to join the movie project. Words are, Geoffrey Rush is considered to star as Thenardier, and Helena Bonham Carter is eyed to play Madame Thenardier. Hayden Panettiere, Lucy Hale and Emma Watson are also listed as the candidates for either Eponine or Cosette.

The movie will be directed by "The King's Speech" helmer Tom Hooper, with William Nicholson penning the script. Universal Pictures has scheduled the film to be released on December 7, 2012, just in time for next year's Oscar race.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Comments

  •  
    Minx
    Oct 19, 2011

    Idk

  •  
    wtf
    Oct 18, 2011

    For the love of god why is this person getting ANY roles?

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Bella Hadid Goes Braless in Completely Sheer Top. See the Eye-Popping Pics
  2. Suki Waterhouse Flashes Nipples in See-Through Dress During Chilly Beach Photo Shoot
  3. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Thrilled' She's Expecting First Child With Tristan Thompson
  4. Brad Pitt Reportedly Moving In With Kate Hudson Amid Angelina Jolie Divorce
  5. Jennifer Lopez Breaks Silence on Her Relationship With Drake
  6. Angelina Jolie Loses Her Team's Trust Amid Brad Pitt Custody War
  7. Is Charlize Theron's Adopted Son Becoming a Girl? He Wears Box Braids and Pink Outfit
  8. Kim Kardashian Did Want to Divorce Kanye West. Here's Why She Stays
  9. Blake Lively 'Livid' Over Ryan Reynolds' Possible Reunion With Ex-Wife Scarlett Johansson
  10. Jennifer Garner Reportedly 'Suspicious' of Ben Affleck's Relationship With His Detox Nurse

CELEBS PHOTO