Forget Nashville, Taylor Swift is tackling Hollywood. The award-winning singer has been offered a role in the big screen adaptation of Les Misérables.
Last year, Swift spoke to MTV about her future projects and hinted that more movies were on the horizon. She said she’s working on “some surprise projects that may or may not happen, and possibly some acting.”
As for Seyfried, she’s already appeared in her fair share of musicals, including 2008’s Mamma Mia! Not only is she a talented actress, but she’s also an opera-trained singer. That’s great news, because Hooper plans to use the actors’ real singing voices in the film — not doubles.
Seyfried’s character will work closely with Anne Hathaway who’ll play Fantine, her on screen mother. The actresses are only three years apart in age, but with the right hair, makeup and wardrobe they could make it work.
Shooting rehearsals are slated to begin later this month.
Les Misérables is scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 7.