[Twitch broke word Tuesday that Amanda Seyfried was being offered the role of Cosette in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables
and Deadline is now confirming our report
, noting that Seyfried is now in 'final negotiations'.]Posted 8:11 PM, EST, January 3rd
: While I freely confessed to being puzzled at who the audience is that will pay to see a new film version of Les Miserables
, full credit to The King's Speech
director Tom Hooper for assembling a cast with a fighting chance of making people want to.
Song and dance man Hugh Jackman already has the lead part of Jean Valjean with Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen and Anne Hathaway in the other key parts.
And now ScreenAnarchy has learned that Amanda Seyfried (In Time
) has been offered the role of Cosette. Rumblings are that director Hooper intends to have the actors sing their own parts in the film without the use of voice doubles, in which case Seyfried's singing background - she is opera trained - will certainly come in handy. The irony of the casting is that, should she accept, she will be playing the daughter of Anne Hathaway's Fantine. Hathaway is only three years older than Seyfried in real life.
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