Robert Downey Jr., Sean Penn and Michael Sheen have all been highlighted as possible stars in the forthcoming Tom Hooper-directed 'Les Miserbales'.
'The King's Speech' filmmaker Tom Hooper - who won a Best Director Oscar for his work on the movie starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter - is close to completing a deal to helm the project, and Robert and Sean are currently the two most sought after actors for leading roles.
Bill Nicholson is set to write the screenplay.
Potentially both actors could have parts in the film as ex-prisoner Jean Valjien and inspector Javert.
A film executive told the Daily Mail: "For instance, what do we know about the vocal range of someone like Robert Downey Jr?