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Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen is currently in talks to play the antagonistic Monsieur Thenardier in Tom Hooper's musical feature adaptation of Les Mierables, starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
Matt Lucas, who is playing Thenardier in the musical's production on the West End, tweeted the news yesterday while expressing his enthusiasm for Cohen's involvement. However, Deadline speculates that Cohen is still just in negotiations and has yet to be definitely confirmed for the part.
The comedy actor has time and again showcased his theatrical flair in feature films like Sweeney Todd and Martin Scorsese's Hugo. Should Cohen accept the role in Les Miz, he would have to have a spot cleared for filming at the start of next year.