August 31st, 2011
05:49 PM ET
She's played Jane Austen, the White Queen, and she'll soon hit the big screen as Catwoman, but can Anne Hathaway tackle one of the most iconic musical characters of all time?
The Oscar-nominated actress is in talks to play Fantine in the upcoming musical film adaptation of the "Les Miserables," Broadway World reported.
Based on Victor Hugo's French novel, the original musical, which opened on Broadway in 1987, went on to win eight Tony Awards. Joining Hathaway in the film, to be directed by "The King's Speech's" Tom Hooper, is Hugh Jackman as protagonist Jean Valjean.
Jackman was supposedly in favor of casting Hathaway. (We know from their 2009 Oscar performance that they definitely have the chemistry and the pipes needed for their roles.)
Others names being considered for roles include Geoffrey Rush, who starred in the non-musical adaptation back in 1998, Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crowe, Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Cosgrove and Emma Watson.
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