Redmayne Is Marius In “Les Miserables”

Eddie Redmayne (“Black Death,” “My Week With Marilyn”) is set to play the role of Marius in Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of the musical “Les Miserables” at Universal Pictures and Working Title says Deadline.

Redmayne joins a cast that includes Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert and Anne Hathaway as Fantine.

Production kicks off shortly for release next December.