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Les Misérables Adds Blagden & Original Cast Duo

January 31, 2012

George Blagden, soon to be seen in the March 30th 3D mythology pic Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to Clash of the Titans, has been cast as student revolutionary Grantaire in Tom Hooper‘s big screen adaptation of Les Misérables says Up and Comers

As a bonus original London stage cast members Colm Wilkinson and Frances Ruffelle have small roles in the film as a kindly bishop and a “fabulous whore” respectively.

The pic would take the world famous musical–based on Victor Hugo‘s book–and make it sing once again.

The story follows the struggle by ex-con Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) to outrun his past and his relentless pursuer – the uncompassionate police inspector Javert (Russell Crowe). Sacha Baron Cohen has been cast as a villain Thenardier in the pic. Offers are on the table for Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried to play Eponine and Cosette respectively. Eddie Redmayne (“Black Death,” “My Week With Marilyn“) will play the role of Marius Aaron Tveit will play Enjolras, a character responsible for a student rebellion in the streets of Paris. He’s best known for ordering Javert’s execution in the story.

The script for this adaptation was penned by William Nicholson, which Cameron Mackintosh will produce. This time dialogue has been introduced in the script–amidst the singing.

Rehearsals begin this week ahead of filming in March.

The film hits theaters on December 7th 2012.

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