Belfast Telegraph

Jackman in talks for Les Mis role

Hugh Jackman is considering making a song and dance in Tom Hooper's film version of Les Miserables.

The X-Men star is in talks to play the lead role of Frenchman Jean Valjean in the Oscar-winning King's Speech director's big screen adaptation of the musical, Variety reports.

Multi-talented Hugh has previously shown his gift for musical theatre with a one-man stage show in San Francisco earlier this year.

According to Deadline, British actor Paul Bettany has auditioned for the key role of police officer Javert in Hooper's film.

Meanwhile Hugh will appear alongside Lost star Evangeline Lily in the sci-fi adventure Real Steel, about a boxing robot, in October.


From Belfast Telegraph