Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the children’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret has officially begun production and he picked up a few new cast members just in the nick of time. According to THR, Oscar nominee Jude Law along with Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Frances de la Tour and Richard Griffiths have all joined Scorsese’s 3D flick.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a highly praised novel written by Brian Selznick that centers on a 12 year old orphan boy (Asa Butterfield) who lives within the walls of a train station. It follows his daily journeys as he interacts with several suspicious characters including a bitter old man (Ben Kingsley), a bookish girl (Chloe Moretz), and a local station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen).

The screenplay was adapted by John Logan who previously worked with Scorsese on the script for The Aviator. There are just as many heavy hitters behind the scenes of this production as there are in front of the camera. Scorsese will direct and produce Cabret alongside Graham King and Johnny Depp.

The film is currently shooting at Shepperton Studios as well as on location in London and Paris. Sony is looking to release it during the holiday season in December 2011.

Are you interested in seeing Scorsese’s adaptation of Hugo Cabret?