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.