If you haven't heard before now, Les Mis is currently being developed into a major motion picture by Cameron Mackintosh, and a few key decisions about casting and production have recently been announced.
The only confirmed cast member is Hugh Jackman who will recreate the role of the central character, Jean Valjean. It has been leaked that Paul Bettany and Russell Crowe are both being considered for the role of Javert, but that announcement has not been made.
Broadway World has announced that according to reliable sources, Anne Hathaway will take on the role of Fantine, but that has not been confirmed as of yet. It would be an interesting combination, and supposedly, Jackman has pushed for Anne Hathaway to get the coveted role.
The film will be directed by Tom Hooper who most recently won an Oscar for "The King's Speech" this year. Filming is to begin in February, 2012 in the UK, so you can bet that I'll keep my ear to the ground to see where any action might be taking place and report anything I see.
Is Les Mis one of your favorite musicals of all time like it is mine?