Hugh Jackman In Negotiations to Star in Les Miserables Movie

Tony Award-winning thespian/movie star Hugh Jackman is close to reaching a deal with Universal to bridge his stage and film talents in Tom Hooper's musical adaptation of Les Miserables. Jackman is reportedly up for the role of Jean Valjean, which Liam Neeson played in Bille August's 1998 screen adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel. Now let's celebrate this bit of casting news with an uncomfortable-yet-relevant moment from this year's Oscars which combined Jackman, a number from Les Misérables and one of the worst Academy Award hosts in recent memory.

Take it away, Anne!

· Hugh Jackman in Talks For Les Miserables [Variety]

· Hugh Jackman in Talks to Star in 'Les Miserables' Adaptation [THR]