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Russell Crowe, the renown Hollywood star is allegedly in negotiations, to star as Javert in the upcoming musical adaptation ‘Les Miserables’.The ‘Gladiator’ star, Russell Crowe, is reportedly in negotiations to join the ‘X-Men: The Wolverine’ star, Hugh Jackman in the forthcoming adapted musical flick, ‘Les Miserables’. If the deal gets locked, he would play the role of a police officer, Javert opposite Jackman, as Hugh will play the lead role, Jean Valjean in the movie. Tom Hooper has been set to direct, while William Nicholson will provide the script for the movie.

The forthcoming musical ‘Les Miserables’ has been adapted from the novel, by the same title, written by Victor Hugo in the year 1862. The story of the movie follows Jean Valjean, portrayed by Hugh Jackman, who is on a run, in order to come out of his past and Javert, who has been pursuing him. It was also reported that, Anne Hathaway is set to play the role of Fantine in the movie, while Geoffrey Rush plays the role of Thenardier and Helena Bonham Carter play as Madame Thenardier.

Liam Neeson, Uma Thurman and Geoffrey Rush have played the lead roles in the original version of ‘Les Miserables’ in the year 1998. However, the original musical version was opened in the year 1985, in London, which has the songs such as ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘I Dreamed a Dream’. Cameron Mackintosh will produce the movie, along with Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Debra Hayward, through the banner of Working Title Films. The musical flick ‘Les Miserables’ has also been scheduled to hit the theaters on December 7, 2012.

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