Hugh Jackman to star in `Les Miserables`?

Updated: Jun 16, 2011, 12:25 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Hugh Jackman is in talks to play the lead in a remake of `Les Miserables` to be directed by Tom Hooper.

Jackman is likely to play Jean Valjean, the intrepid protagonist on the run during the French Revolution, reports

The film tells the story of Valjean, a released prisoner struggling to survive during the French revolution.

The 1998 version of the film starred Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush and Uma Thurman and managed only $14 million at the domestic box office.