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Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift and Lea Michele competing for Les Miserables

Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift and Lea Michele are all competing for a coveted role in the upcoming Les Miserables movie, according to a report.

Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of the popular stage show, based on Victor Hugo's book, already boasts a star-studded cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

A number of famous female stars are still in competition for the role of Eponine, and country star Swift, who appeared in 2010 film Valentine's Day, has already auditioned for the part, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

Glee star Michele, who made her Broadway debut in Les Miserables in 1995, and Hollywood actress Johansson are also said to have tried out for the singing role, along with Evan Rachel Wood.

The film is expected to start shooting early next year (12) ahead of a planned December (12) release.

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