Anne Hathaway May Incite a Revolution in ‘Les Miserables’

The most wonderful news keeps coming attached to a story about poor people stealing bread and dying in the June Revolution.

We already know that Hugh Jackman will be leading Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables once the project goes underway, but since that news broke, a heap of big names has become involved as prospective cast members. The latest is Anne Hathaway (who is now primed to overtake the Earth entirely).

To those of you incurable cynics who question the power of a Jackman/Hathaway duet, lest you forget their heart-fluttering opening number at the 2009 Academy Awards: it’s like watching doves knit rainbow tidal waves out of firework yarn. That is to say, great.

For now, Hathaway joining Les Miz is still in rumor territory. Others in consideration for the leading female part, Fantine, include Amy Adams and Rebecca Hall. Possibles to return from Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech are Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter with their eyes on the Thenardiers. To further the hype, young actresses including Emma Watson, Miranda Cosgrove, Hayden Panetierre and Lucy Hale have been mentioned as interested parties.

Hathaway, Adams or Hall… any part of this mighty trio would amount to grandieur in the role of Fantine. This project is one adaptation that exclusively breathes optimism.

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Source: Indiewire

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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