Taylor Swift and Lea Michele have been auditioned to play Eponine in the musical film, 'Les Miserables'.
In addition to Swift and Michele, Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood are also running for the coveted role in the Tom Hooper-directed musical, reported Ace Showbiz.
A source said that Michele "knocked it out of the park" when she auditioned for 'The King's Speech' director. Besides, she's experienced in playing young Cosette in the Broadway take on 'Les Miserables'. Johansson, meanwhile, is praised because she "brings acting ability and she can really sing." As for Wood, the actress "brings her indie cred."
The source additionally said that the Swift casting will mark the country singer's major move to Hollywood. In the Victor Hugo's classic novel, Eponine aka the Jondrette girl is described as a child who is pampered by her parents, The Thenardiers, before she ends up becoming a street urchin as she grows up.
Eponine then falls in love with a man named Marius and dies trying to save his life. 'Les Miserables' has already tapped Anne Hathaway to play female lead Fantine, Hugh Jackman to star as leading man Jean Valjean, and Russell Crowe to portray police inspector Javert. Eddie Redmayne and Geoffrey Rush are also part of the movie. The film is scheduled for release on December 7, 2012.