Eddie Redmayne to Play Marius in Les Miserables

Tom Hooper‘s adaptation of the musical Les Miserables has added another key addition to its cast.  Deadline reports that Eddie Redmayne will play the role of Marius, a young revolutionary who falls for Cosette, even though he’s loved by the far more interesting and sympathetic Eponine.  Marius is kind of a bland character, although he does get the great song “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”.  Redmayne is no stranger to period dramas having co-starred in The Other Boleyn GirlElizabeth: The Golden Age, the mini-series The Pillars of the Earth.  He’ll next be seen in My Week with Marilyn, where Deadline says his performance “has put him in the Oscar discussion,” even though early reviews dismissed the film entirely with the exception of Michelle Williams‘ portrayal of Marilyn Monroe.

Les Miserables also stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Russell Crowe.  The film is due out December 25, 2012.

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    He will be brilliant as Marius….can’t wait to see that :D
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    SOS.
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    OH GOD I WILL GO WITH YOU AND WE WILL CRY ALL THE TEARS. ;_______________;
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    OMFG my life will be complete. except hugh jackman… as valjean? and russell crowe… as javert? and i don’t even know why...
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    YES YES YES YESSSS YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS X1000000000000000000000000000000000 (well I wish
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    BECAUSE APPARENTLY “EMPTY CHAIRS AT EMPTY TABLES” WASN’T HEARTBREAKING ENOUGH THEY NEEDED TO GO AND GET EDDIE REDMAYNE...
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    [useless comment] I don’t know who he is. We’ll see. [/useless comment]
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