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'Gossip Girl' Star Aaron Tveit Cast as Rebellion Leader Enjolras in 'Les Miserables'

January 18, 2012 (8:09 am) GMT
The Trip van der Bilt of the CW hit series is set to portray the leader of a student rebellion movement in Paris who is also the one who orders Javert's execution.
Aaron Tveit

"" has added more actor in its cast ensemble. After is confirmed to play Fantine's daughter Cosette, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that "" star is now cast as Enjolras.

Tveit, who is known for playing Trip van der Bilt on the CW hit series, has been tapped to play the leader of a student rebellion movement on the streets of Paris. He is also the one who orders the execution of 's Inspector Javert.

The actor, who will be seen starring opposite in "", is set to join who will play male lead Jean Valjean, who will star as Fantine, and who will tackle the part of baron Marius Pontmercy.

It has been said that and have been eyed to star as villainous Monsieur and Madame Thenardier. Meanwhile, has also been offered to portray Eponine. However, the official announcement of their castings has yet to come in.

"Les Miserables" follows the struggle by ex-con Valjean to outrun his past and his relentless pursuer Javert. Serving behind the lens for the much awaited musical is Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper. William Nicholson pens the screenplay based on the Victor Hugo classic novel. The film is scheduled to make its way out in the U.S. theaters on December 7.

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