Hugh Jackman has signed on for one of the two lead roles in Universal Pictures' musical adaptation Les Miserables.

We /tom-hooper-directing-les-miserables/reported back in March that The King's Speech director Tom Hooper has signed on to the project. The story, based on the Victor Hugo novel, centers on a prisoner named Jean Valjean, who is on the run from a policeman named Valvert during the French Revolution. It isn't known which of these two roles Hugh Jackman will play yet.

Our /tom-hooper-directing-les-miserables/report from March indicated that Bill Nicholson wrote the screenplay adaptation for Les Miserables.

Les Miserables was last seen on the silver screen back in 1998, starring Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, and Uma Thurman. However, despite that adaptation's star power, the movie only took in $14 million at the domestic box office.

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