Taylor Swift was offered a role for Broadway musical “Lis Miserables” as Eponine. The cast of “Les Miserables” has been shaping up to be a great one with stars like Hugh Jackman taking on the role of Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe squaring off as Javert. Also announced, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier.
Taylor Swift isn’t the only one that hasn’t confirmed the offer. Amanda Seyfried who starred in the Broadway show “Mamma Mia!” was offered the role as Cosette.
After the launch of Taylor Swift’s perfume, Wonderstruck, she told MTV News that she has some surprise projects coming up and possibly some acting too. “I’ve just been so excited about what’s gonna happen in the next year. I’m also really excited about the next album. I’ve been writing all the time. I’ve been writing so much for the new record. I can’t believe I’m saying that already. It comes out in a year, but I’m already excited about it.”
Broadway veteran and GLEE star Lea Michele, Tony winner Scarlett Johansson, and film veteran Evan Rachel Wood all want the role of Eponine so Taylor Swift has some tough competition. BroadwayWorld says that rehearsals are expected to start later this month. With that said, the official casting should be coming soon.
The Broadway musical will start to film in March with Oscar winner Tom Hooper as the director. The tentative release date is currently set as December 7, 2012.
Quoted from Broadway World: “Les Miserables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on 3 April 2004. When LES MISÉRABLES celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World’s Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by “Cats” in London’s West End. In January 2010, the West End production broke another record by celebrating its historic 10,000th performance.”