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Amanda Seyfried Offered Les Mis' Cosette
And Taylor Swift could be Eponine

04 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Twitch

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Amanda Seyfried Offered Les Mis' Cosette

With the clock ticking down ever faster to the planned release date of his ambitious movie musical version of Les Miserables, director Tom Hooper is looking to finish up filling the remaining key parts for the film. And now comes word from Twitch that Amanda Seyfried and singer Taylor Swift have been offered the roles of Cosette and Eponine.

Cosette, of course, is one of the major roles in the plot. The grown daughter of Fantine (Anne Hathaway), she’s the girl that Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) rescues and adopts. She also ends up in a love triangle with driven student Marius (Eddie Redmayne) and Eponine (Swift, assuming she signs).

Neither performer is in, never mind completing, formal negotiations yet, but they’re certainly interesting choices. Swift is well established in the music business but has rarely acted; her only true film credit is small role among the ensemble of Valentine’s Day. Seyfried, meanwhile, has a well established acting CV but Hooper might also be looking to tap another of her skills: her opera training.

Yes, rumours have been flying that the director is aiming to have his cast sing their musical numbers live instead of mouthing along to pre-recorded material. We’ll see if that pans out.

With Russell Crowe also in the cast as determined lawman Javert (who hunts Valjean through the years chronicled in the film), Hooper is looking to kick off shooting in February.


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RE: This is some great news!
I was actually talking about Amanda Seyfried meaning it will be crap. I don't really know anything about Taylor Swift. More

Posted by bobthegrinch at 10:36 on 05 January 2012 | Report This Post

This is some great news!
I wondered when people would find out that Taylor actually began in music theatre. My roommate knew her growing up and told me that Taylor was Maria in the Sound of Music and Sandy in Grease and some other roles? Now we can see just how good she is as Eponine. Break a leg, Taylor! More

Posted by abefroman at 21:46 on 04 January 2012 | Report This Post

sorry for the duplication
nm More

Posted by directordan at 20:42 on 04 January 2012 | Report This Post

Wow.. you people are ruthless
Let's face it ... no matter who got the role you would all be upset. Give Taylor a chance. While I might not be her biggest fan, I can see how they might be trying to make this an interesting blend of actors and singers. If any of you don't think she's a singer I suggest you look at the Pollstar touring results. Taylor is #2 for selling out her Speak Now Tour just behind U2. Umm, I think she can pull this off. More

Posted by directordan at 20:42 on 04 January 2012 | Report This Post

Now I am getting a little frustra ted! My daughter CELINE PURCELL played Sophie in Dutch Production of "Mama Mia!" ( won awards for her performance)and guess who -without a shred of musical talent ended up playing the lead in the movie! Then Celine played Eponine in "Les Miserables" and won the hearts of both Cameron Machintosh and the composers. Now the same girl who played in "Ma ma Mia!" and singer with no experience are about to ruin "Les Miz" ! Tom More

Posted by Musicals at 20:30 on 04 January 2012 | Report This Post

Don't ruin a good musical please!!
Until some weeks ago I was looking forward this project. Now I don't expect anything good from this. They are going to ruin a great musical to make another rubbish Hollywood film. More

Posted by laiee92 at 17:02 on 04 January 2012 | Report This Post

If she takes it...
It will be crap. This girl is like poison for films. If she agrees to be in it, it must be crap. The only thing she's been in that was any good was Veronica Mars. That only escaped because it killed her off almost immediately. I even checked on imdb just in case she'd been in some hidden gem. She's not. It's shit all the way down. Nothing against her as a person, just as an actress. More

Posted by bobthegrinch at 16:26 on 04 January 2012 | Report This Post

It's not true! It's impossible!
Not Taylor Swift!, No!!!!!! All bad humour aside I wish the filmmakers took a risk and cast an unknown for Eponine. They already have a big name cast and an Oscar winning director. I would like to see Samantha Barks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYWIVmTBECE) get the role because played the role really well at the 25th Anniversary Contest, still very young and a very talented stage singer. More

Posted by freemantle_uk at 11:42 on 04 January 2012 | Report This Post

To avoid confusion...
Cosette is the grown daughter of Fantine (Anne Hathaway), not Eponine... this copy is slightly confusing in its current form! Seems Tom Hooper has got his way on this casting. He wanted film stars, and producer Cameron Macintosh wanted musical stars who can sing... time will tell who was right! But the worst thing will be to do another Phantom Of The Opera and cast people who can't really sing well enough - shame when there are plenty of incredibly talented people who have played the part on More

Posted by marky_boy at 10:02 on 04 January 2012 | Report This Post

Cosette, daughter of EPONINE???
You most mean FANTINE, right..? More

Posted by Nicolakornum at 09:57 on 04 January 2012 | Report This Post

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