Remember when Anne Hathaway took to the Oscars stage to great acclaim? No, the entirety of her hosting gig wasn’t a success, but when she sang “On My Own” opposite Hugh Jackman at this year’s show, she impressed everyone with her Broadway-ready vocals and moves.
Well, Anne is ready to reunite with her Oscar partner (Jackman, not Franco) as Deadline reports that the star has signed on as Fantine in an upcoming big screen adaptation of “Les Miserables,” with Jackman appearing as Jean Valjean.
The film promises to be a star-studded affair – Besides Hathaway and Jackman, Russell Crowe will star Inspector Javert. Names like Emma Watson, Hayden Panettiere, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter have been tossed around for the roles of Eponine, Cossette and the Thenardiers. Tom Hooper, fresh off his Oscar success for the King’s Speech, will direct.
2012 promises to be a banner year for Hathaway: as fanboys know very well, she’s currently busy kicking butt in skin-tight leather gear as Selina Kyle in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Once filming on that summer release wraps, she will switch gears and move on to work on “Les Miserables,” which has a scheduled released date of December 7, 2012.
There’s no doubt Hathaway has the musical ability to pull off the role of the tragic Fantine. She’s appeared in numerous stage productions, including an acclaimed turn as Viola in a 2009 Central Park staging of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”
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