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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Next Movie Role: ‘Les Miserables’

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Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat

Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian who brought Borat, Bruno and Ali G. to the world, will reportedly play Monsieur Thenardier in the upcoming film adaptation of “Les Miserables.”

Matt Lucas, who played the villain at the West End, tweeted his support, writing, “Sacha will be amazing in the Les Mis movie. He’s the funniest man in the world and a good friend. Am excited to see his Thenardier.”

The “Les Miserables” film will be directed by Tom Hooper and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Other cast members include Russell Crowe (Javert), Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Eddie Redmayne (Marius) and Helena Bonham Carter (Madam Thenardier). Filming will begin in 2012.

Do you plan on seeing “Les Miserables” when it comes out?