Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway: To take on leads in 'Les Miserables'?
Actress Anne Hathaway may take on the lead role in the planned movie adaptation of Les Miserables.
Anne would star as Fantine, on Hugh Jackman's recommendation, according to Broadway World.
The gorgeous performer performed Les Miserables song 'On My Own' for Jackman at the Academy Awards ceremony in February.
The 'One Day' actress is in contention with actresses Rebecca Hall and Amy Adams for the part of the working class woman who is rescued by former prisoner-in-disguise Valjean.
The 'X-men' star has been cast in the central part of Valjean, who becomes a major dedicated privately to helping down-and-outs in post-revolutionary Paris after leaving prison.
Tom Hooper of 'The King's Speech' is directing the big-screen version of the long-running stage musical from a script by Bill Nicholson.
The other stars who have been attached to key roles include Geoffrey Rush (Thenardier) and Helena Bonaham Carter (Madame Thenardier) as abusive foster parents to Fantine's young daughter.
Other actors like Miranda Cosgrove, Lucy Hale, Emma Watson and Hayden Panettiere are reportedly all interested in the roles of Cosette and Eponine.
Oscar-winning performer Russell Crowe may be up for the part of the obsessive police officer Javert.
Next, Anne Hathaway will be seen in 'The Dark Knight Rises', playing 'Catwoman'.