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Taylor Swift Offered Role in Les Miserables

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

The year 2012 is turning into a silver screen kind of year for Taylor Swift. Just days after releasing “Safe & Sound,” her collaboration with The Civil Wars that will be featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack, BroadwayWorld.com is reporting that Taylor has been offered the part of Eponine in the upcoming film adaption of Les Miserables. The website also reports that she is expected to, but has not yet, signed on. Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson, and Evan Rachel Wood were also up for the role.

Cast members already confirmed for the movie include Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier. Amanda Seyfried has reportedly been offered the role of Cosette.

Les Miserables originally opened in London in 1985 and has since become the World’s Longest Running musical. Set in early 19th Century France, the plot follows the stories of several characters looking for redemption and revolution.

The film is set to begin filming in March under the direction of Tom Hooper. The cast will be singing live on film and the release date is currently set for December 7, 2012.

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