Samantha Barks in 'Oliver!"
© Cameron Macintosh
Crisis averted! Everyone who loves Musical Theatre can now breathe a well-earned sigh of relief. Taylor Swift will not be playing "Eponine" in the Les Miz film.
The theatre world was horror-stricken that the film version of the beloved Tony Award-winning musical, Les Misérables, might be treading a treacherous path of stunt casting. Thespians everywhere cried out in pain when Taylor Swift was announced as a candidate to play "Eponine," the belty dream role of every female teenager.
Live on stage, after a performance of Oliver! in the West End, Cameron Macintosh himself announced that Oliver's Samantha Barks will indeed play the role in the film.
The joy felt in musical lovers' hearts cannot be overstated. Confirmed casting includes Russell Crowe and Tony winner Hugh Jackman. Now, if only the film versions of Wicked and Gypsy were moving along so swimmingly...
Stay tuned for more Les Miz casting news!
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