X-Men star Hugh Jackman has confirmed he’ll be playing Jean Valjean in the film version of the hit musical Les Miserables.
“I do have a desire to do a movie musical. Looks like that’s coming true because I’m gonna do Les Miserables, the movie version of it, next year. I’m excited. That’s something I need to bring my A-game for,” he said.
The actor also revealed he will start shooting the movie next year, after he finishes Wolverine 2 this fall.
Jackman recently admitted he doesn’t look “cool” enough when he is clean-shaven and claims directors always ask him to show up on set with a few days of stubble. “The truth is, there’s rarely been a role in any movie where I haven’t had to have facial hair as I have a bit of a baby face,” he said. “Every time I turn up on set the director says, ‘I think a four-day growth would be good!’ And every photo shoot I go on I get a call beforehand saying don’t shave because I don’t look cool enough apparently.