If leading man Hugh Jackman has his way, The Dark Knight Rises' starlet Anne Hathaway will join him in a big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Les Miserables.

Reports indicate that the actress is all set to join the production, and will star as female lead Fantine. There is no official word on this casting news yet, and should, at this point, still be considered a rumor.

With The Wolverine's start date being pushed all the way to spring of 2012, Hugh Jackman is moving full steam ahead on this other project, hoping to shoot Les Miserables this February. He will play Jean Valjean.

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