Seyfried is eyed to play the daughter of Anne Hathaway's Fantine, though in fact Hathaway is only three years older than Seyfried in real life. Seyfried's opera background is expected to give her some helps in playing the character.
As for Swift, the country singer auditioned along with Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood back in November 2011 for the role of Eponine. It was now reported that director Tom Hooper has set his eyes on the Grammy winner and has sent a formal offer to her.
In addition to Hathaway, "Les Miserables" has already cast Hugh Jackman as leading man Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as police inspector Javert, Eddie Redmayne as baron Marius Pontmercy, and Sacha Baron Cohen as villainous Monsieur Thenardier.
Based on a famous play inspired by Victor Hugo's novel, "Les Miserables" revolves around the struggle by ex-con Valjean to outrun his past and his relentless pursuer Jarvert. Serving as the screenwriter for the high-profile musical is William Nicholson. Universal Pictures has scheduled to release the film in the U.S. on December 7, 2012.