Russell Crowe Joins Manhunt For Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables

Russell Crowe’s side project when he isn’t one of the best actors in the world has been a rock band, formerly 30 Odd Foot of Grunts and now The Ordinary Fear of God. That might’ve landed him the part of Inspector Javert in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables per Variety.

Crowe joines Hugh Jackman, looking to film in before heading off to film The Wolverine, and Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush are both rumored for the film as well. The last time someone adapted the source material was 1989 and starred Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush but managed only $14 million stateside.

What does this mean? Certainly another interesting pick for Russell Crowe, no stranger to diverse roles. Over the past couple years he hasn’t picked a ton of commercial projects, the biggest one being Robin Hood, and him changing to a role with singing isn’t new hat for him. He did make his bones in the Rocky Horror Picture Show traveling show earlier in his career and has contributed songs to soundtracks of a handful of films, most notably A Good Year.

What do you think? Is this the right film for the star of Gladiator? Or is something else more appropriate? Let us know below.

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Source: Variety