Will Anne Hathaway play Fantine in Les Miserables?
Broadway World thinks so: "Anne Hathaway was last associated with Les Miserable when she belted out her own version of "Own My Own" at February's Oscar ceremony to past host Hugh Jackman. Now, BroadwayWorld.com's reliable sources tell us that at Jackman's pushing, she is now set to take on the role of Fantine in the eagerly anticipated film version of the epic musical. Last week, Hollywood site Deadline.com reported that filming for Woverine 2, the sequel to the successful X Men franchise starring Hugh Jackman, may be pushed back to the spring of 2012 due to location scouting issues. This means that Jackman will shoot the Les Miserables film, in which he'll be playing Jean Valjean, first, beginning in February of 2012. The film will be shot in the UK. According to itsonthegrid, additional actors being courted for the film have included Russell Crowe for Javert, Geoffrey Rush for Thenardier, Helena Bonaham Carter for Madame Thenardier, Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Cosgrove, Lucy Hale, and Emma Watson for the roles of Eponine and Cosette, and Amy Adams and Rebecca Hall for Fantine."
Here is Anne Hathaway singing the Oscar version of "On My Own":
Here are Fantine and Valjean and Javert at the 25th anniversary concert: