Musical theater fans, “Les Misérables” will be shot in film, and is set to star country pop favorite, TAYLOR SWIFT and “Mama Mia” star AMANDA SEYFRIED.

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The last film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th century French novel was in 1998, and starred Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, and Claire Danes in non-singing roles. This time around, director Tom Hooper will be taking the novel on a musical bent, and casting Swift as Eponine and Seyfried as Cosette…

Will this new version of “Les Misérables” surpass “Mama Mia,” the world’s highest grossing musical film hat posted a box office gorss of $609,841,637 in 2008?

Well, why not? It’s all-star cast includes Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine (Cosette’s ill-fated mom), Sacha Baron Cohen as the thief, Thénardier, and Helena Bonham Carter as his unscrupulous wife Mme. Thénardier.

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It won’t have Meryl Streep in it, but no matter. Consider that Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele, Paul Bettany, Amy Adams, Geoffrey Rush, and Evan Rachel Wood all auditioned and were turned down for roles in what is set to be the biggest musical film of the decade by Universal Pictures.

We just can’t wait for the first trailer on the December 2012 release!

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