Eddie Redmayne Joins Hugh Jackman In Les Miserables

By Sean O'Connell 2011-11-01 15:00:13discussion comments
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Eddie Redmayne is about to make a splash with moviegoers once they seem him opposite Michelle Williamsí Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtisís Hollywood drama My Week With Marilyn. And much like War Horse star Jeremy Irvine, Redmayneís parlaying his participation in an Oscar hopeful into a future gig in another prestige pic.

Deadline says Redmayne has signed on to The Kingís Speech director Tom Hooperís adaptation of the smash Broadway musical Les Miserables for Universal Pictures. Heíll play Marius opposite such high-powered co-stars as Russell Crowe (Inspector Javert), Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean) and Anne Hathaway (Fantine) in a film thatís targeting a Dec. 7, 2012 release date.

These arenít the only high-profile projects on Redmayneís radar. A 20120 Tony Award winner for his performance in John Loganís Red, Redmayne is also prepping a stage production of Richard II that opens Dec. 1 in London. And prior to his stage success, Redmayne made his silver screen debut in Robert De Niroís CIA drama The Good Shepherd opposite Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.

In Marilyn, which reaches theaters on Nov. 23, Redmayne plays Colin Clark, a non-Hollywood type who falls into a brief but passionate affair with Monroe while sheís filming The Prince and the Showgirl opposite Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh). He also appears in Derick Martiniís Hick with Chloe Moretz, which world premiered at this yearís Toronto International Film Festival. Needless to say, the young actorís keeping very busy, and is making wise creative decisions that should only sustain his momentum on both stage and screen.
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