Taylor Swift, Amanda Seyfried Offered Roles in 'Les Miserables'

As the cast for Tom Hooper's adaptation of Les Miserables begins to take shape, Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried have reportedly been offered roles.

Swift is in talks to play Eponine while Seyfried is up for the part of Cosette.
 
If Swift were to land the Eponine role, it'd be a significant upgrade from her previous big screen appearance in Valentine's Day. She will voice one of the lead characters in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, out this March, but it would be interesting to see what Swift could do with this juicy role, especially given her musical background.
 
Seyfried, who is currently filming porn star-turned-activist Linda Lovelace's biopic Lovelace, is certainly capable of pulling off the Cosette role. She got her big break in the ABBA-themed musical Mamma Mia! in 2008.
 
Eponine is the eldest daughter of Monsieur and Madame Thenardier (Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter). Pampered and spoiled as a child, she ends up on the streets during her adolescence and helps in her father's crimes to obtain money. She's also head-over-heels in love with Marius (Eddie Redmayne) and manipulates him to going to the barricades where she hopes they will die together. We'll leave it at that since her character twist becomes a bit more dramatic from there.
 
Cosette is the illegitimate daughter of Fantine (Anne Hathaway) and Tholomyes (still uncast) who is beaten and forced to be a drudge during her childhood. A few plot points later, she grows up to become very beautiful and falls in love with Marius.
 
The cast also includes Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert and Aaron Tveit (Howl, Premium Rush) as Enjolras. Les Miserables is set to hit theaters December 7.
 
So what do you think? Is Swift a good fit for the Eponine role? Can you see Seyfried as Hathaway's illegitimate daughter?
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