How many talented actors do you need in one film? Perhaps we’ll find the answer to that question when Martin Scorsese wraps production on his upcoming feature, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The movie already includes an acclaimed and award winning cast and now two more actors have joined the party. According to THR, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stulhbarg are the latest additions.
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). Jude Law is also in the film and stars as Cabret’s father.
Mortimer will play the station’s flower shop girl, Lisette, and Stuhlbarg plays Rene Tabard, a film restorer. Mortimer previously worked with the Scorsese in Shutter Island, so this will be a reunion for the duo. But that’s not the only past connection, Cabret’s screenplay was adapted by John Logan who previously worked with the director on the script for The Aviator.
What do you think of the ever-expanding cast of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.