Working Title/Universal production will be directed by Tom Hooper.

Anne Hathaway has been confirmed to take the role of Fantine in the upcoming film version of Les Miserables.

The Working Title/Universal production has now set a release date of Dec 7, 2012 in the US.

Tom Hooper will direct, and the cast also includes Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert and Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean.

William Nicholson (Gladiator, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) wrote the screenplay, adapted from the 1862 Victor Hugo novel and the famous stage play. The music is by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil.

Theatre stalwart Cameron Mackintosh will produce alongside Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Debra Hayward for Working Title.