It is reported that the makers of the upcoming movie musical adaptation of 'Les Misérables' want Hugh Jackman to play the iconic role of Jean Valjean.

Deadline.com reports that there has been no offer to the actor as of yet, while the Hollywood Reporter says that talks have begun.

Deadline.com says that Paul Bettany has been linked to the role of Valjean's nemesis, Javert.

The film will be directed by 'The King's Speech' director Tom Hooper.