You may or may not be aware of this, but a movie version of the international musical theatre sensation Les Miserables is currently in the works. This isn’t the first time in recent memory someone has tried to put Victor Hugo’s novel on the screen, but it IS the first time that it’s been done in musical form. And it’s racking up a pretty good cast, too: Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe signed on as escaped con Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert respectively a while ago, and just this week, Anne Hathaway joined the team as Fantine, the ill-fated singer of “I Dreamed a Dream.” So that got us thinking: Who ELSE might shine in this star-studded cast? We have no idea if any of these actors can sing, but hey, that’s never stopped anyone in the past (Sweeney Todd, much?). Here are our picks for the cast of the new Les Mis:
Young Cosette: Mackenzie Foy
Sure, she may be a vampire, but wouldn’t Twilight’s Renesmee make just the sweetest and most heart-breaking young Cosette? Imagine her singing “Castle on a Cloud.” Are you melting yet?
Old Cosette: Lea Michele
Because of course she’d have to be in it somewhere. It may as well be as romantic lead Cosette.
Marius: Nick Jonas
He’s already played the part in London—twice—so why not give it a shot onscreen? I’ll confess that I wasn’t really that taken with his performance in London (or at least, what little of it I’ve seen on YouTube); but that may just be because I think the character has an enormous stick up his arse. I can’t really blame Nick for that.