Samantha Barks to play Eponine

The Les Miserables cast is coming together nicely now and my nagging feeling that the film could be a car crash is starting to die down. Since my last update there have been some more cast members announced including Mamma Mia’s Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Broadway star Aaron Tveita as student leader Enjolras…

Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe confirmed for Les Mis

Producer Cameron Mackintosh has confirmed that Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe will star in the film version of Les Miserables. As you know, my love for Les Mis knows no bounds so I’m slightly worried. I like Hugh Jackman and providing Crowe is a good singer he could make a wonderfully intense Javert, but the idea of celebrity casting trumping genuine musical talent is disturbing. Still, Working Title, Cameron Mackintosh and director Tom Hooper have a decent record – it could be all right. We’ll find out in December 2012.