Although nothing's officially on the books (meaning Hathaway's IMDb page has yet to be updated), people are already weighing in on her ability to nail the cockney accent. But, the only opinion that truly matters is that of Cameron Mackintosh, the theatrical guru responsible for this production and a major producer on Les Mis (obviously, he's not one of the Hatha-haters!). He's totally onboard with her casting, and hopes her presence will recreate a similar success to the one she enjoyed earlier this year.
Well, if her transformation from Mia Thermopolis to the Princess of Genovia is any indication, Hathaway should have no trouble nailing another rags-to-riches role. Now, repeat after us: The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain! (The Sun)
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