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Hugh Jackman: 'Les Miserables' Star?

Hugh Jackman: 'Les Miserables' Star?

Hugh Jackman works up a sweat while going for a run on Thursday (June 16) in New York City.

The day before, the 42-year-old Aussie actor hit the pavement again to keep his body in tip-top shape!

According to MTV, Hugh is reportedly the front-runner to play the role of Jean Valjean in the cinematic remake of the classic musical, Les Miserables.

The King’s Speech‘s Tom Hooper is slated to direct the film.

Deadline is reporting that Paul Bettany has read for the role of Javert, Jean Valjean’s nemesis, and is a top candidate for the part.

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