Seriously, whoever is in charge of the casting department for this is just freakin' genius. We know most of you are shaking your heads and going, "This is just going to be like musical Valentine's Day: tons of celebs with no substance."
We have one word for you: Chicago. Go watch Renee Zellweger work it as Roxie and then come talk to us.
Okay, here's the scoop:
On the heels of the rumor that Emma Watson is up for the role of either Eponine or Cosette in upcoming film adaptation of Les Miserables, word is that Anne Hathaway is the latest leading lady in contention to play Fantine, a poor woman rescued by Valjean, who will be played by Hugh Jackman. Other ladies up for the role include Amy Adams and Rebecca Hall, but if we could play favorites for just a hot second, we want to see Anne do this so bad. Maybe if she can pull this off, that Judy Garland movie that was rumored like two years ago might actually take off!
Anne isn't the only A-lister being rumored to be up for big roles in this flick. We're also hearing that Russell Crowe may be up for the part of Officer Javert, Geoffrey Rush for Thenardier and Helena Bonaham Carter for Madame Thenardier.
Oh hell yes! Master of the House as performed by Geoffrey and Helena? We'd leave it on repeat FOREVER!!!
We can't say we're objecting to any of the choices being talked about at this point. Everyone is a solid actor and most have Broadway in their blood, so we know they can belt out a tune. But c'mon now! We need to know what hunky men are up for the parts of Marius and Enjolras!
Nick Jonas? Daniel Radcliffe? ZAC EFRON?! ZOMG! New dream realized!!!
Thoughts? Can U think of some different people for the roles? Better people even???
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