Sacha Baron Cohen To Sing Live In Les Miserables
Posted on Wed Dec 28, 2011 03:05 PM PDT

sashacohenlesmis200.jpgLONDON, UK (X17online) - Sacha Baron Cohen’s next role is no joke.

Cast as Monsieur Thenardier in the film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, Cohen and fellow cast members Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Russell Crowe are expected to record their songs live – rather than lip sync – in front of the cameras.

"Unlike most film musicals, the cast will record their vocals live on camera rather than go into a studio first then mime on film to the pre-recorded vocal,” a source told The Sun. "It's going to be hard work for Sacha and the rest of the cast. First they have to learn the complex songs, then they'll have to get it right on set in front of the other stars and crew."

The Tom Hooper-directed flick will begin filming in January 2012.