Russell Crowe To Star In Film Version of Les Mis
Posted on Thu Sep 8, 2011 04:39 PM PDT

RussellCrowe200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) -- Russell Crowe has signed on to star in the big screen version of classic musical Les Miserables.

Joining him is Hugh Jackman, who was a hit on Broadway in The Boy From Oz. Crowe has long fronted his band, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts.

Deadline first reported the news.

Crowe will play Javert, Jackman will play Jan Valjean.

The King's Speech director Tom Hooper will direct. The movie is set for a December 2012 release.