9 December 2011 10:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] There's still no word on who'll be playing Éponine [2] in Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, but the project has landed yet another well-known star to play her father. According to LondonNet [3], Sacha Baron Cohen is set to join Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Eddie Redmayne in the musical, in the role of the villainous inn owner Monsieur Thénardier. Helena Bonham Carter was said to be in talks [4] to play Thénardier's wife earlier this year, but it's not clear whether she's actually attached at this point. Cohen did a bit of singing in his last big-screen musical, Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and is slated to do still more as the lead of that Freddie Mercury biopic [5] from producer Graham King. In terms of non-singing roles, Cohen recently appeared in Martin Scorsese's Hugo, and already has three more movies scheduled to open next year -- The Dictator, »


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