Scorsese's latest gets a cast

Production starts on Hugo Cabret

This week the final cast list was confirmed for Martin Scorcese's upcoming film, Hugo Cabret, with production also starting in London.

The film is based on Brian Selznick's 2007 novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and will focus on the adventures of a boy living within the walls of a Parisian train station.

Ben Kingsley and Jude Law lead a predominantly British cast, with Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee and Richard Griffiths also starring. Chloe Moretz, of Kick-Ass fame, will also feature.

Asa Butterfield, who starred in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, has already been confirmed as protagonist Hugo.

Hugo Cabret will mark Scorcese's first foray into 3D territory, and is scheduled for a December 2011 release - perfectly positioned for a late Oscar run.

And with a host of Academy Award winners on board, both in front of and behind the camera, this adventure already looks a good bet for awards.

Will Scorcese triumph in 3D? You tell us...
 

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