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Sacha Baron to Star as Villain Thenardier in ‘Les Miserables’

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Sacha Baron Cohen is allegedly in talks to play as villain Thenardier in the forthcoming adaptation musical movie ‘Les Miserables’ directed by Tom Hooper.

The 40-year-old English actor Sacha Baron Cohen is allegedly in negotiations to clinch a role in the high-profiled movie ‘Les Miserables’. If the deal gets locked then he would play the role of a villain Monsieur Thenardier in the movie. His character would be the main villain of the famous musical play adaptation movie. He would play as the father of Eponine and Azelma, who spoils and pampers then as children along with his wife, before they leave them on streets.

The character of Monsieur Thenardier was played by Matt Lucas on the stage in London. Lucas on Thursday, December 8, 2011 through twitter about Cohen said that, he will be amazing in the ‘Les Miserables’ movie, as he is the funniest man in the world and a good friend. He also added that, he is excited to see him as Thenardier. The movie has already locked Anne Hathaway to play female lead role Fantine in the movie, while Hugh Jackman will don the role of male lead Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as police inspector Javert.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift, Lea Michelle, Evan Rachel Wood and Scarlett Johansson are reportedly vying to play the role of Eponine. Eddie Redmayne and Geoffrey Rush also cast in the movie. The movie ‘Les Miserables’ focus on the struggle by ex-con Valjean, who tries to leave his past and inspector Javert, who relentlessly pursues him for his favor. The movie has been scheduled to hit the US theaters on December 7, 2012.

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