Amanda Seyfried in Final Negotiations for 'Les Miserables'

Amanda Seyfried

“It is one of the easiest things in the world. You’re both open. You’re put in a situation where you have to make out with each other. It’s easy for things to get carried away.”

The actress joins a cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

Amanda Seyfried is in final negotiations to join the high-profile cast of Universal and Working Title's big-screen musical adaptation of Les Miserables.

Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) is directing the movie, whose cast includes Hugh Jackman as convicted bread stealer Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert. Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne are also confirmed for the roll call.

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Seyfried will play Cosette, who comes under the guardianship of Valjean.

William Nicholson wrote the script and the movie will use Claude-Michel Schoenberg's score from the popular musical, which is based on the Victor Hugo book.

Seyfried last appeared starred in In Time and is currently shooting Lovelace, in which she stars as porn icon Linda Lovelace.