The Daily Telegraph reports
Russell Crowe may have an Oscar to his name and frequently play gigs with his beloved band "The Ordinary Fear of God," but it seems that still is not enough to quash his nerves on the set of the film adaptation of the iconic stage musical "Les Miserables."
According to a well-placed source, Crowe is somewhat "intimidated" by his Broadway-esque costars on the set, which currently is being brought to life in London.
Adding to the difficulty is that most of the singing in the film is not being recorded in a studio.
"He is pretty out of his element, which is strange for Russell," an insider told FOXNews.com. "He's costarring with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, both very experienced musical performers, so this is all very daunting."
A rep for Crowe did not respond to a request for comment. But according to sources, while the task may be tough, Crowe is on his best behavior on set.
"He's easy to work with," the source added.
Universal Pictures gave audiences a sneak peek of what to expect during last week's CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, showcasing a clip of characters in their lavish costumes, overlaid by Hathaway's rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" -- and so far, the response has been a big thumbs up.