Tom Hooper‘s adaptation of the musical Les Miserables has added another key addition to its cast. Deadline reports that Eddie Redmayne (Black Death) will play the role of Marius, a young revolutionary who falls for Cosette, even though he’s loved by the far more interesting and sympathetic Eponine. Marius is kind of a bland character, although he does get the great song “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”. Redmayne is no stranger to period dramas having co-starred in The Other Boleyn Girl, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, the mini-series The Pillars of the Earth. He’ll next be seen in My Week with Marilyn, where Deadline says his performance “has put him in the Oscar discussion,” even though early reviews dismissed the film entirely with the exception of Michelle Williams‘ portrayal of Marilyn Monroe.
Les Miserables also stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Russell Crowe. The film is due out December 25, 2012. Hit the jump to listen to “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”.