Actor Hugh Jackman is reportedly in talks to play the lead role in
director Tom Hooper's forthcoming movie, which is an adaptation of
Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables'. Jackman, 42, is most
likely to reprise the role of Jean Valjean, the intrepid
protagonist on the run during the French Revolution.
'Les Miserables' is all about Jean Valjean, who steals
bread to feed his sister and spends the ensuing years in prison
while also becoming the guardian of a young woman named Cosette,
all against the backdrop of a 19th century French rebellion. If he
closes a deal, Jackman would be the first to officially go on
This yet-to-be titled film will be produced by Cameron
Mackintosh. William Nicholson penned the script based on the
Mackintosh-produced film. The 1998 bigscreen version of Hugo's
novel starred Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush and Uma Thurman and
managed only USD 14 million at the domestic box office.