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Paul Bettany Cast Opposite Hugh Jackman In Les Misérables Movie!

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And the inspired casting just keeps on coming!

We reported last week that Hugh Jackman was in negotiations to star in director Tom Hooper's upcoming musical adaptation of Les Misérables as protagonist Jean Valjean, and now, we've gotten word that Paul Bettany may be taking on the role of the film's villain, Inspector Javert!

Sources close to production say that no deal is in place, but the actor has read for the role and even performed a few songs as part of his audition!

Nice! We know he's a MORE than capable actor, and we imagine if he can hold a tune, then he'll be a shoe-in!

This is going to be AH-MAZING! We cannot wait to hear who will be snagged for the rest of the roles!

What do U think?? Are U looking forward to a new Les Miz movie??

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7 comments to “Paul Bettany Cast Opposite Hugh Jackman In Les Misérables Movie!”



  1. 1

    Awesome! Can't wait! I hope they bring on Lea Salonga for a part in the movie!



  2. 2

    YEAH PAUL BETTANY!! What a winner. You know what else wins? The new Food Network show Extreme Chef! Sneak Peek this Sunday, June 26th at 10:30/9:30c!!!!



  3. 3

    no…….YEEEEEEEEEESSS!!!! :D



  4. 4

    I miss his face. more movies I say. really good actor. aspiring actors take note.



  5. 5

    Good. No more priest roles please, thanks :)



  6. 6

    whaat! this is okaay - ish! but what the hell happened to the bloody gorge RAMIN KARIMLOO! we know ramin can act and we know he can sing! but maybe he will be appearing in what is known as the 'waistcoat of sexiness' & the 'wristbands of power' and waving the 'flag of freedom high!' god, i want to 'hear this person sing' or to those of you less musically adept - ENJOLRAS!



  7. 7

    Re: tori.staples – THANK YOU! I feel the same! I WANT RAMIN KARIMLOO TO BE ENJOLRAS!!!