Actress Anne Hathaway has been confirmed to star in Les Miserables, portraying Fantine. Back in August, we reported Anne Hathaway was being considered for the female lead, and now a deal has been finalized.

Hugh Jackman stars in Les Miserables as Jean Valjean, who has been released after 19 years in prison, and must carry a yellow passport which indicates he was a prisoner, even after he has served his time. Russell Crowe portrays Inspector Valvert, the policeman who keeps pursuing Jean Valjean.

Tom Hooper is directing Les Miserables from a screenplay by William Nicholson, which is adapted from the Victor Hugo novel. The book was turned into a hit play, which is still the longest-running musical in the world.

It isn't known when production will begin on Les Miserables.