Friday, December 9

Aaron Tveit cast as Enjolras in LesMis Movie

The latest bit of casting news on the Les Miserables movies is that Broadway actor Aaron Tveit (pictured) is playing as Enjolras, the heroic student leader who heads the march to the Paris barricades. He is best known for originating the roles of Gabe in Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale Jr in Catch Me If You Can.

Tveit's other musical theatre credtis include Hairsperay (Link Larkin), Wicked! (Fiyero), Three Musketeers (D'Artagnan) and Rent (Roger Davis). He has also appeared on television in Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty.

He joins Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Javert), Sacha Baron Cohen (Thenardier), Eddie Redmayne (Marius) and Anne Hathaway as Fantine.  Helena Bonham Carter is still in negotiations to play Madame Thenardier.

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