The rumour of Swift’s casting, which has been circulating since November, was confirmed today by BroadwayWorld.com.
Despite extensive experience of lovelorn acting in her music videos, and some small cameos in Valentine’s Day and Hannah Montana: The Movie, this will be Swift’s first major film role. She outshone some big contenders for the part, including Evan Rachel Wood, Scarlett Johansson and Glee’s Lea Michele.
Swift is joining a star-heavy cast, with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham-Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen all signed up.
Les Misérables is currently set to be released on December 7 2012.