Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried are apparently both on board for the musical film “Les Miserables,” which should lock it in as a potential blockbuster, if it isn’t already.
A number of reports today (Jan. 4) said the two stars have been offered roles. Swift would play Eponine and Seyfried would play Cosette.
Rumors about interest in the two stars were first batted around late last month, with The New York Post naming Swift for a possible part. Today, coming full circle, deadlinehollywood reported that Seyfried is in final negotiations to play Cosette.
If both sign on the dotted line, they’ll be joining an all-star cast that should make the movie a must-see just because of who’s in it. Hugh Jackman will play the lead, Jean Valjean, and Russell Crowe will play Inspector Javert.
Les Miserables Win-Win
Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Marius, the radical. Redmayne, probably the least known among major cast members, but not by much, starred in “My Week With Marilyn,” with Michelle Williams.
Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele and Evan Rachel Wood were all auditioning for roles, according to The Post.
Swift is an attractive addition not only because of her singing ability, but also because of her huge fan base. She turned in a credible performance in the ensemble movie “Valentine’s Day.”
Seyfried is a win-win by any score. She is classically trained as an opera singer and showcased her musical talent in the hit movie “Mamma Mia!,”
Les Miserables Match Up
In an interesting match up Anne Hathaway, who is just three years older than Seyfried, will play her mother Fantine.
Tom Hooper is directing the musical for Universal Pictures and Working Title Films. William Nicholson, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg jockeyed the script, according to deadlinehollywood.
The film will be released Dec. 7, 2012.