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"Anne Hathaway as Fantine"Anne Hathaway has been confirmed to star as Fantine in the forthcoming novel adapted musical movie ‘Les Miserables’ directed by Tom Hooper.

The ‘Havoc’ star Anne Hathaway has been officially confirmed to star in the upcoming musical movie ‘Les Miserables’. This means, she would now join the cast of the movie along with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. She will play the role of Fantine, a Parisian grisette, who has been abandoned with a small child by her lover Felix Tholomyes. She was first rumored in August that, she would be joining the Broadway adaptation.

As per the reports, the ‘Wolverine’ star Hugh Jackman has recommended Anne Hathaway to play the role of Fantine. Jackman will play the lead role Jean Valjean in the movie, while ‘The Gladiator’ star Russell Crowe has been signed to play the character of Javert, a fanatic police inspector. The movie ‘Les Miserables’ has been adapted from the novel with the same name, written by Victor Hugo.

The story of the movie depicts the struggle of Valjean, an ex-con looking to lead a normal life leaving his past. However, he is pursued by a police inspector Javert. The original play was opened in London in the year 1985, featuring the popular songs like ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘Bring Him Home’. Geoffrey Rush has been rumored to play the role of Thenardier, while Helena Bonham Carter to star as Madame Thenardier. Besides, Hayden Panettiere, Lucy Hale and Emma Watson have also been lines up in the cast of the movie. The ‘Les Miserables’ has been scheduled to reach out the theaters in the United States on December 7, 2012.

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