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First Look: Amanda Seyfried as Cosette in 'Les Miserables'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 20, 2012 at 11:25AM

Check out a snap of Amanda Seyfried in full costume on set as Cosette on the set of the upcoming musical "Les Miserables." (Below and here.) American Seyfried, who displayed her singing chops in "Mamma Mia!," joins a stellar cast...
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Amanda Seyfried, Les Mis

Check out a snap of Amanda Seyfried in full costume on set as Cosette on the set of the upcoming musical "Les Miserables." (Below and here.)

American Seyfried, who displayed her singing chops in "Mamma Mia!," joins a stellar cast: American Anne Hathaway, who can sing, Aussies Russell Crowe (rock band lead singer) and musical professional Hugh Jackman ("Oklahoma"), and Brits Eddie Redmayne (no singing experience), Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter ("Sweeney Todd").  TOH Casting Watch analysis for 'Les Mis' here; and a place in our 2013 Oscar contenders.

The "Les Miserables" adaptation is directed by Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech") and premieres December 14, 2012.

This article is related to: Amanda Seyfried, Tom Hooper, Tom Hooper


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.