Anne Hathaway May Board Tom Hooper’s ‘Les Miserables’ (Report)

Broadway World reports that Hugh Jackman is pushing for the actress to get the role of Fantine

Last Updated: August 30, 2011 @ 11:53 AM

Some good may finally be coming out of Anne Hathaway's performance as host of this year's Academy Awards: A starring role in the film version of "Les Miserables."

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.

Now, Broadway World is reporting that Hathaway is in contention to play Fantine in Tom Hooper's adaptation of the hit.

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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.