So far, the casting for the new musical movie version of Les Mis√©rables has been spot on. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Geoffrey Rush are filling out the roster quite nicely, but there is one role still open that has everyone buzzing and as of right now, it sounds like four young ladies are in the lead for the coveted part.
Right now Taylor Swift, Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood are all in the running for role of Eponine, each bringing something different, yet equally desirable to the role. Like ScarJo. She "brings acting ability, and she can really sing," but Rachel "brings her indie cred" that Tom Hopper is such a big fan of. Obviously, casting Swifty would be a risky, but profitable move for all as her name will bring in an audience all it's own. However, Princess Lea - who played Young Cosette in the Broadway show and Eponine at the Hollywood Bowl show - reportedly "knocked it out of the park‚ÄĚ during her audition and if you ask us, she's got the most to offer the production in skill and publicity.
But that's just our opinion. Who would U like to see in the role?
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