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Russell Crowe Joins 'Les Miserables' Film

September 10th, 2011 8:00am EDT

Russell CroweRussell Crowe is to join Hugh Jackman in the movie adaptation of hit musical Les Miserables

Crowe has been in talks to play Inspector Javert in the project for months, and now sources tell trade paper Variety he has signed on for the role. 

The King's Speech's Tom Hooper will direct the film, which has a release date of December 12, 2012. Although not known for his musical skills, Crowe did front rock band Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts. 

Reports suggest Jackman is trying to persuade Anne Hathaway to sign on to play prostitute Fantine in the movie musical.

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