What do you think of this new cast? Taylor Swift is going to be playing the role of Eponine in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables. The rest of the cast is pretty special too. The movie is due for release December 2012 but already there is buzz around who is going to be in it.
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, and Aaron Tveit have already signed up, and the director is Tom Hooper, from The King’s Speech.Amanda Seyfried was also offered the role of Cosette, and Anne Hathaway scored a coveted role too. With such a star studded lineup this one is one to get excited about. The musical has been going strong for ages, and has been one of the most popular shows across theaters globally.
Just yesterday we learned that Amanda Seyfried is set to star in Lovelace with Demi Moore. Seems like Miss Seyfried is really making it big this year. I’m happy for her – she did train as a classical opera singer so this role seems spot on for her. The same goes for Hugh Jackman – he is everywhere at the moment. News yesterday was of his record breaking Broadway success, now this! They’re all busy bees at the moment!
This movie is probably going to be pretty big given the massive cast and director. And it seems everyone wanted to be a part of it. Glee’s Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson, and Evan Rachel Wood reportedly auditioned for roles and didn’t get them! It’s a shame to see anyone miss out, but this is already a big, and powerful cast. They are pretty diverse though, it is going to be interesting to see Russell and Hugh and Taylor in a scene together.
What do you think, is this a good mix or a mix-up?1