The cast of "Les Miserables" is really shaping up to be quite the A-list ensemble. With folks like Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter and Hugh Jackman already onboard for the big-screen adaptation of the stage show, word comes that both Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried are deep in talks for roles in the film.
Universal has offered Swift the role of Eponine and Seyfried the part of Cosette, Broadwayworld.com has confirmed. Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood had all reportedly been in the running for the coveted roles. The website says rehearsals start later this month, so official casting news should come down the pipeline soon. The flick is slated to start shooting in May with Tom Hooper directing. It's expected to be released on December 7, 2012.
When Swift spoke to MTV News at the launch of her Wonderstruck perfume, she teased she was working on "some surprise projects that may or may not happen, and possibly some acting."
"I've just been so excited about what's gonna happen in the next year," she said. "I'm also really excited about [the next album]. I've been writing all the time. I've been writing so much for the new record. I can't believe I'm saying that already. It comes out in a year, but I'm already excited about it."
Seyfried displayed her singing chops in another Broadway-to-screen adaptation when she landed the lead in "Mamma Mia!" back in 2008. She is currently filming the Linda Lovelace biopic, "Lovelace," in L.A.
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