Rumors had been swirling that Taylor Swift had been offered the role of Eponine in the upcoming new feature film adaptation Les Miserables. But it is now it has been confirmed that British actress Samantha Banks will be playing the coveted role.
The news of the casting was broken by the movie producer, Cameron Mackintosh on the official Les Miserables Twitter page on Wednesday. This is certainly a surprise seeing as how the film is teeming with big names such as Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Russel Crowe to name a few in director Tom Hooper’s version of the long-running musical. In 2010 Samantha starred as Eponine in the London production of Les Miserables and reprised the role alongside Nick Jonas in the 25th Anniversary concert at the O2 Arena last year. Samantha has had very little film experience and had spent the last 15 weeks auditioning and screen testing for the role. She has managed to beat out rivals of Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele, Taylor Swift and Evan Rachel Wood.
Taylor Swift has not made any comments yet about the news. Filming for the movie sets to start next month with a release date set for Decemeber of this year. Hooper’s previous film, The King’s Speech, has made a transition in the opposite direction to Les Misérables. What do you think?
Source News: Cambio News