The sexiest man on earth, Hugh Jackman, is in talks to play the leading role of Tom Hooper’s cinematic adaptation of the musical ‘Les Misérables’.
Hugh Jackman is gearing up to revive his song-and-dance routine in epic fashion, as thesp is in talks for a lead role in “Les Miserables,” which Tom Hooper is onboard to direct for Universal.
Jackman is most likely to play Jean Valjean, the intrepid protagonist on the run during the French Revolution, as the tenor part matches Jackman’s natural range.
If he closes a deal, Jackman would be the first thesp to officially board the pic, which original Blighty “Les Miz” mastermind Cameron Mackintosh is producing. Composer Claude-Michel Schoenberg’s original score will be utilized.
The stars had to align for this latest pairing of thesp and project: The project has become a top priority for U after wooing Hooper to direct his follow-up to best picture winner “The King’s Speech,” which also nabbed him director honors.
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