In recent months, we’ve made several announcements regarding the upcoming LES MISÉRABLES film including Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as Javert.
Also announced in recent weeks have been Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier.
Today, Twitchfilm.com has reported that offers have been made to country-pop singer Taylor Swift for the role of Eponine and Universal has confirmed with eonline.com that an offer has also been made to the Mamma Mia! film star Amanda Seyfried as Cosette.
Director Tom Cooper has confirmed that he’s also approached GLEE star Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson, and Evan Rachel Wood for the role of Eponine; official cast have not been made, but it’s likely there will be an announcement soon, as the film begins rehearsals at the end of this month. Rehearsals begin at the end of the month and filming commences in March. All cast members will be singing live on film and the release date is currently set for December 7, 2012.