Deadline is reporting that Director Tom Hooper, Universal and Working Title are looking to have Hugh Jackman to play the lead role of Jean Valjean for "Les Miserables." The script has been written by Bill Nicholson.
At this time, no offer and no talks between all three parties have been made.
"Les Miserables" centers on the struggle by ex-con Valjean to outrun his past and his relentless pursuer Javert.
For the role of Javert, Paul Bettany is a candidate as he read for the role and sang the songs from the Cameron Mackintosh-produced stage hit.