Amanda Seyfried boards ‘Les Miserables’

Amanda Seyfried is in final talks to join the cast of Universal’s film version of the legendary musical “Les Miserables.”

According to Variety, Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”) is directing.

Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne are starring.

A December 7, 2012 release date has been set.  

The musical’s original producer, Cameron Mackintosh, will produce along with Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan, Debra Hayward and Eric Fellner.

William Nicholson wrote the script from Victor Hugo’s classic novel.

Set against the backdrop of a historically fictional 19th century French rebellion, the story centers on Jean Valjean (Jackman), an ex-convict who is pursued by the relentless Inspector Javert (Crowe).

Seyfried would be playing the role of Cosette.

There have been several film and TV adaptations of “Les Miserables” with the last bigscreen version being the 1998 film that starred Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush and Uma Thurman.

Seyfried is currently shooting the biopic “Lovelace” in which she stars as 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace.

She’ll be seen next in Summit’s “Gone.” Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.

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