ANNE HATHAWAY Cast As Fantine In Les Miserables
Anne Hathaway, who can be seen in Love and Other Drugs as well as the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, has landed the role of Fantine in Universal and Working Title Films’ production of LES MISERABLES.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that Hathaway will join Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe in Les Mis, which is looking at a December 7, 2012 release. The film will be directed by Tom Hooper, best known for his direction on the Oscar winning The King’s Speech.
The new adaptation of Les Mis is based on the classic (and extremely long) novel by Victor Hugo as well as the stage play. Expect Hathaway to belt out “I Dreamed a Dream” with the best of them! As for Jackman, he will play hero Jean Valjean and Crowe will pursue Jackman’s character as Inspector Javert.
The new adaptation of Les Miserables has been written by William Nicholson, and will be produced by Sur Cameron Mackintosh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward of Working Title. For Universal, Erik Baiers and Maradith Frenken will oversee.
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