“Les Misérables” star Samantha Barks is in talks to join the cast of “Walking on Sunshine,” a musical comedy set to 1980s pop songs, a person with knowledge of the situation has told TheWrap.
The 22-year-old actress made her big-screen debut in Tom Hooper's screen version of “Les Miz,” playing Eponine, repeating the role she played on stage in London's West End.
“Walking on Sunshine” will star Kylie Minogue and is set to be directed by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini, whose previous credits include "StreetDance 3D." Vertigo Films is producing. IM Global is handling sales of the film.
"Walking on Sunshine" tells the story of a mother and daughter who fall in love with the same man in Spain. John O'Connell ("Moulin Rouge") will serve as the musical choreographer.
Barks trained at the Arts Educational school in her native Britain, before entering a BBC talent search for Cameron Mackintosh’s “Oliver!” Her television credits include Zoe in the Disney TV series “Groove High.”
She is represented by WME, which declined to comment.