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Due to the production of 'The Wolverine' being pushed back (after director Darren Aronofsky left the project) , Hugh Jackman has been looking for another film to fill that hole in his schedule. Currently the Tony-winning singer/actor is in negotiations for a role in the Tom Hooper-directed adaptation of the classic Broadway musical 'Les Miserables'.
Jackman - a trained tenor - is expected to play maligned protagonist Jean Valjean, a man who's simple act of stealing bread to feed his sister's family results in nineteen years of imprisonment and a lifetime of struggle with the law during the French Revolution. It has also been rumored that Paul Bettany is a candidate for the role of Inspector Javert, the fanatic police inspector who relentlessly pursues Valjean through the years.
William Nicholson, writer of 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age', adapted the screenplay from the Cameron Mackintosh produced play, which was in turn based on the Victor Hugo novel of the same name. If casting goes smoothly, Mackintosh plans to begin filming before the end of the year. For those of us who are less than inclined to sit through a long French musical, the announcement of a new director for 'The Wolverine' means that it won't be long before Jackman returns to action once again.