Jude Law and Sir Christopher Lee join Scorsese film

Jude Law and Sir Christopher Lee Jude Law and Sir Christopher Lee head a strong British contingent on the film

Related Stories

Jude Law and Sir Christopher Lee are among the British actors confirmed in the cast of Martin Scorsese's latest movie, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Sir Ben Kingsley and Richard Griffiths will also appear in the film, which has started production in London.

The movie, which is the Oscar-winning film maker's first move into 3D, is due for release in December 2011.

It is about boy who secretly lives in the walls of a Paris train station.

Hugo becomes caught up in a mysterious adventure involving an eccentric girl, his late father and a robot.

Best seller

Frances de la Tour will also join the cast which already includes 13-year-old US actress Chloe Moretz, who starred in Kick-Ass.

Asa Butterfield, who recently starred in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, has already been confirmed in the role of 12-year-old orphan Hugo.

Asa Butterfield Butterfield also starred in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

The film is based on a 2007 book by Brian Selznick which topped the New York Times best seller list.

It has been adapted for the screen by John Logan, screenwriter of Scorsese's 2004 film The Aviator.

Scorsese won his first best director Oscar in 2007 for The Departed following six unsuccessful nominations.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Entertainment & Arts stories

RSS

Features

  • Shinji Mikamo's father's watchTime peace

    The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima


  • Northern League supporters at the party's annual meeting in 2011Padania?

    Eight places in Europe that also want independence


  • Elephant Diaries - BBCGoing wild

    Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade


  • Hamas rally in the West Bank village of Yatta, 2006Hamas hopes

    Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet


  • A woman dining aloneTable for one

    The restaurants that love solo diners


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.