He can seduce Marilyn Monroe, but can he sing?

Eddie Redmayne, the ginger-haired star of My Week with Marilyn, has nabbed the key role of Marius in the upcoming film version of Les Miserables, TheWrap has confirmed.

Redmayne joins Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Russell Crowe in the big-screen version of the Broadway musical.

Tom Hooper, who picked up an Oscar this year for The King's Speech, will direct the film from a script by William Nicholson.

Redmayne has had key supporting roles in films such as The Good Shepherd and The Other Boleyn Girl. He also starred in the Starz mini-series The Pillars of the Earth.

Deadline first reported Redmayne's casting.