Jackman confirmed for Les Miserables

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Australian Showman: Hugh Jackman

As reported by AussieTheatre.com several weeks ago, Hugh Jackman will be starring in the new film version of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Miersables, based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo.

“I do have a desire to do a movie musical. Looks like that’s coming true because I’m gonna do Les Miserables, the movie version of it, next year. I’m excited. That’s something I need to bring my A-game for,” he told a Canadian radio station earlier this week.

Jackman will be playing the coveted role of Jean Valjean (prisoner 24601) and will start filming in 2012. The movie will be directed Tom Hooper who is not unaccustomed to working with Australian actors. Hooper won an Academy Award for his direction of The King’s Speech, starring Australian actor, Geoffrey Rush.

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Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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