Taylor Swift, Amanda Seyfried get 'Les Miserables' gigs over Lea Michele

taylor-swift-amanda-seyfried.jpgWhen word hit the web that Taylor Swift and Lea Michele were both vying for the role of Eponine in "Les Miserables" -- which is already getting Oscar buzz -- we figured it would be an easy win for Michele, who has a background in musical theater and who has played the role before.

Not so fast.

Broadway World confirms that Taylor Swift has been officially offered the highly coveted role, giving her the chance to play waifish, lovelorn Eponine and to sing the iconic "On My Own" in the film adaptation. Also offered a role is Amanda Seyfried, who is expected to play Cosette -- also a role Lea Michele has had before, on stage.

Ouch.

Though neither star has signed a deal yet, Universal is expected to make the casting announcements shortly, as rehearsal begins at the end of the month.

What say you, "Les Miz" fans?
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