London: Actress Helena Bonham Carter has been signed on to star in the movie adaptation of stage musical "Les Miserables".
The actress has joined Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe in the film and will play the role of Madame Thenardier. Jackman will play the lead role of Jean Valjean, Crowe has reportedly been roped in etch out the role of Inspector Javert, reports contactmusic.com.
The shooting of "Les Miserables" is expected to start early next year. The film is scheduled to release in December 2012.