|Taylor Swift in Toronto - July 2011|
As if its Cast couldn't get any better, two more marquee names have been added to the Cast of Tom Hooper's (The King's Speech) Les Misérables, as reported by Twitch.
Amanda Seyfried who currently is in Los Angeles filming Lovelace - Pornstar Linda Lovelace's Biopic - has just been offered yet another Plum Role as Cosette in this Film Adaptation of the Victor Hugo Novel and internationally-acclaimed Stage Musical. Seyfried in addition to being a burgeoning star of Film, is a classically-trained Vocalist. It's hard to believe this is the same Girl who filmed Mean Girls in Toronto eight years ago. Her Agent truly deserves a raise.
If Seyfried's casting isn't enough to excite you, Les Misérables' Box Office fate has just been sealed by its offer to cast Country Pop Megastar Taylor Swift as a riches-to-rags Éponine, raised together with Cosette; both Girls long for Marius (Eddie Redmayne). Others up for the coveted Role of Éponine included: Lea Michele, Evan Rachel Wood and Scarlett Johansson. Although not quite the Actress as some of those others, it is understandable why Swift was chosen based on her arena-filling Fan Base.
Anne Hathaway - Fantine
Helena Bonham Carter - Madame Thénardier
Hugh Jackman - Jean Valjean
Russell Crowe - Inspector Javert
Sacha Baron Cohen - Monsieur Thénardier
Eddie Redmayne - Marius
Amanda Seyfried - Cosette
Taylor Swift - Éponine
December 7, 2012 is the tentative release date for the Musical.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)