Anne Hathaway contemplating ‘Les Miserables’

Actress could join Hugh Jackman for musical

Anne Hathaway is said to be considering the part of Fantine, in the latest big screen adaptation of Les Miserables.

As reported by BroadwayWorld if she opts for the role she will star opposite fellow Oscar host Hugh Jackman, who was chosen for the lead earlier this year.

The Oscar nominated actress has proven clout as a singer, with her turn at the Academy Awards, coincidentally singing a tune from the musical to Jackman.

Most recently, Hathaway turned her hand to rapping with a self-penned ditty about The Dark Knight Rises paparazzi.

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables has been adapted for the big screen several times, most recently in 1998, with Uma Thurman taking on the role of Fantine.

Best known as ‘the longest-running musical in the world’, Les Misérables enjoyed its 10,000th performance in London’s West End in January 2010.

This latest cinematic incarnation of Les Miserables is to be directed by The King’s Speech helmer, Tom Hooper.

Anne Hathaway can currently be seen in cinemas playing Emma Morley in the adaptation of David Nicholls’ bestselling novel, One Day. You can watch her talking about the role by clicking on the video below.


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