'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 board.
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.