Casting About: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Fassbender, Tom Cruise, Marion Cotillard & More

Find out who will be starring in "Les Miz," "Noah," "Star Trek 2" and a handful of other films in the coming year or two.

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Taylor Swift, Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson (above) and Evan Rachel Wood are among the actresses director Tom Hooper is considering for the role of Eponine in his film adaptation of "Les Miserables," which already stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Geoffrey Rush. (<a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/four_misses_in_miz_race_lA2uGGfyFSK3JJ9QFASLPO"target="_blank>NY Post</a>)
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With Christian Bale unable to find time in his schedule for the Biblical epic "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky is reportedly wooing Michel Fassbender to take the role of the famed yachtsman. (<a href="http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046806?categoryid=13&cs=1&cmpid=RSS|News|FilmNews"target="_blank>Variety</a>)
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Marion Cotillard has been offered the role of Morgana, a sorceress and the king's half-sister in David Dobkin's "Arthur & Lancelot." (<a href="http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/12/marion-cotillard-offered-role-in-arthur-lancelot.html"target="_blank>Vulture</a>)
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Kyle Chandler of "Friday Night Lights" fame continues to move toward full-time film work with a role in "Broken City," Allen Hughes upcoming film starring Mark Wahlberg as an ex-cop hired by the mayor, Russell Crowe, to follow his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. (<a href="http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046648"target="_blank>Variety</a>)
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Felicity Jones, poised on the brink of stardom thanks to her work opposite Anton Yelchin in "Like Crazy," has been cast as of Charles Dickens mistress, Nelly Ternan, in director Ralph Fiennes' adaptation of "The Invisible Woman," Claire Tomalin's non-fiction account of their relationship. (<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2068893/BAZ-BAMIGBOYE-Out-The-Archers-arms-Dickens-Felicity-Jones-play-Oliver-Twist-authors-mistress.html"target="_blank>The Daily Mail</a>)
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Tom Cruise is taking the lead role in director Doug Liman's "All You Need Is Kill," about a soldier who is killed while trying to fight off an alien invasion, only to relive the in battle over and over until, just maybe, he wins. (<a href="http://www.deadline.com/2011/12/tom-cruise-close-to-kill-deal/"target="_blank>Deadline</a>)
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Alice Eve ("She's Out of My League") is J.J. Abrams choice to join the ensemble cast for "Star Trek 2," as an as yet undisclosed new character.
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Novak Djokovic, the world's top-ranked tennis player, and a man known for impersonating his fellow players, will get to stretch his acting talents with a small cameo as himself in "The Expendables 2." (<a href="http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/novak-djokovic-gets-part-in-expendables-2/"target="_blank>Deadline</a>)
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Hailee Steinfeld, who's yet to release a film since her star-making turn in "True Grit," is on the verge of joining "Hugo" star Asa Butterfield for "Ender's Game," a tale set in a future world where gifted children are recruited and trained to fight back an alien attack. (<a href="http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046883"target="_blank>Variety</a>)
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Daniel Radcliffe is panning to star as famed Beat poet Allen Ginsburg in "Kill Your Darlings," a thriller that focuses on the real-life story of Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr, the last of whom did time for murdering his lover, David Kammerer. (<a href="http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/11/daniel-radcliffe-to-play-allen-ginsberg-in-john-krokidas-kill-your-darlings.php"target="_blank>Twitch</a>)
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Michael Chiklis and Forest Whitaker, (above) who worked together on "The Shield," are reuniting for "Pawn," an indie crime thriller about a hostage standoff gone bad. (<a href="http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/shield-cohorts-michael-chiklis-and-forest-whitaker-team-for-indie-feature-pawn/"target="_blank>Deadline</a>)
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Jared Harris will play Ulysses S. Grant opposite Daniel Day Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," which focuses on Honest Abe's leading the country into the Civil War. (<a href="http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046634"target="_blank>Variety</a>)
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