Sacha Baron Cohen Is Feeling 'Les Miserable'

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If you're feeling miserable today, here's something that should pick you up: According to digital spy, funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen is taking on the deliciously villainous role of Monsieur Thenardier in the upcoming film adaptation of "Les Miserables."

See? We bet you're feeling better already.

Cohen, of course, is known mostly for the kind of improvisational shock humor that turned "Borat" into a surprise worldwide hit and turned "Bruno" into, well, a movie. But in recent times he's been branching out more and more into serious roles, such as in the 2007 hit "Sweeny Todd" and this year's holiday crowd-pleaser "Hugo."

Now he's got his most wicked role yet. And since the role of his equally shady wife, Madame Thenardier, is being played by Helena Bonham Carter, fans should be in for a serious treat as the two lie, rob and plunder their way through the French Revolution.

Of course, if you insist on still being miserable even after this news, you can take solace in the fact that fans have to wait an entire year to see Cohen, Bonham Carter and co-stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway in action, as "Les Miserables" isn't scheduled to arrive in theaters until December 7, 2012. But we think you should cheer up.

Because the revolution has begun, and Sacha Baron Cohen is leading the way.