Samantha Barks Bags Les Mis Role

Mimi ON Feb 02, 2012 AT 10:50 am

Nick Jonas and Samantha Barks

Nick Jonas and Samantha Barks

The highly sought after role of Eponine in the impending big screen adaptation of Les Miserables has been confirmed as I’d Do Anything contestant Samantha Barks!

Barks, who is currently playing Nancy in Oliver! at the Manchester Palace Theatre, was told about her role by producer Cameron Mackintosh during the curtain call for the production.

This confirmation comes after months of speculation as to who was going to bag the role… and she had some serious competition. Rumoured for the role included actresses Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, Lea Michele and Evan Rachel Wood.

You could say it’s no surprise considering she’s already starred as Eponine in the 2010 West End production of Les Mis and also in the O2 production of the show alongside Nick Jonas.

Confirmed cast members are already an impressive list including; Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.

Samantha Barks in Oliver

Samantha Barks in Oliver

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