Russell Crowe is to join Hugh Jackman for the film adaptation of the stage musical "Les Misérables".
The story is based on the 1862 Victor Hugo novel, and follows Jean Valjean(Jackman)as he flees for his life after being arrested for stealing bread to feed his sister.
The movie has been penned by William Nicholson(Gladiator, Shadowlands), and will be directed by Tom Hooper(The King's Speech, The Damned United).
Crowe(Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) has recently finished filming RZA's "The Man with the Iron Fists" and is now shooting Zack Snyder's "Superman: Man of Steel", where he plays the part of Jor-El, Superman's father.
Crowe's last film was 2010's "The Next Three Days", which was directed by Paul Haggis.