Cameras roll in London for Martin Scorsese’s HUGO CABRET

Oscar winner and cinema treasure Martin Scorsese is now filming Hugo Cabret in London; adapted by Tony winner and Oscar nominee John Logan from Brian Selznick’s award-winning children’s book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the film is being produced by Scorsese, Graham King and Tim Headington (GK Films), and Johnny Depp (Infinitum Nihil). IN president Christi Dembrowski is one of the film’s executive producers. Scorsese has assembled a splendid cast, led by Sir Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas), and Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), with Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths, and Mathieu Amalric in supporting roles. The production staff includes many familiar, Oscar-winning names: director of photography Robert Richardson, production designer Dante Ferretti, set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo, costume designer Sandy Powell, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

Hugo Cabret will be filmed at London’s Shepperton Studios as well as on locations in London and Paris. It is scheduled for a December 9, 2011 release in North America by Sony Pictures.

The Zone thanks Emma for sharing the news; you can read more about the filming of Hugo Cabret on the Zone’s Porch forum.

Brian Selznick’s novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is ONBC’s current selection. Liz and DeppintheHeartofTexas are offering fascinating tidbits about the book on the ONBC forum; the discussion begins July 12th.

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