Broadway World reports that Hugh Jackman is pushing for the actress to get the role of Fantine
In February, while serving as co-host of the poorly received Oscars event, the actress sang a more than credible rendition of "On My Own," a song from the musical.
The publication says former Oscar host Hugh Jackman — the man who Hathaway personally sung her rendition to in February, and who is set to play Jean Valjean in the Broadway show — pushed for Hathaway to get the role.
Hathaway stars as Catwoman in the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises."
Hathaway's rep did not return a call or email Tuesday.