Thursday, July 22, 2010

Emily Mortimer joins Scorsese's Hugo Cabret Cast

JULY 22, 2010 - British-born Emily Mortimer (City Island, pictured) and Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) have joined the ensemble cast of Martin Scorsese’s adventure film Hugo Cabret shooting now in London.

The live action 3-D film, based on Brian Selznick’s New York Times best-seller The Invention of Hugo Cabret, stars Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfied and Chloë Moretz. It is written by John Logan and produced by Scorsese, Graham King, Tim Headington and Johnny Depp.

Hugo Cabret, Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D, tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.

Emily Mortimer reunites with Scorsese in Hugo Cabret having appeared in the director’s hit thriller Shutter Island. Mortimer’s recent films include City Island, Harry Brown, Transsiberian, Lars and the Real Girl, Redbelt, The Pink Panther and its sequel, and Woody Allen’s Match Point.

She next stars opposite Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel in My Idiot Brother, a comedy to be directed Jesse Peretz.

Stuhlbarg next co-stars as organized crime boss Arnold Rothstein in the Martin Scorsese-directed pilot and HBO series "Boardwalk Empire." He first worked with Scorsese on "The Key to Reserva," a short homage to Alfred Hitchcock. Stuhlbarg's film credits also include the title role in the Coen brothers' A Serious Man (Golden Globe, London Film Critics Circle awards nominations) as well as Body of Lies and "The Grey Zone." A classically trained stage actor, he received a Tony Award nomination and Drama Desk Award for his performance in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, staged by John Crowley.

Also appearing in Hugo Cabret’s all-star cast are Academy Award nominee Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), Ray Winstone (London Boulevard), Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings), Helen McCrory (The Special Relationship), Frances de la Tour (Alice In Wonderland), and Richard Griffiths (The History Boys).

Hugo Cabret re-teams Scorsese, King, and Logan, all of whom worked together on The Aviator. It also reunites Scorsese with several of his long-time collaborators, including director of photography Robert Richardson (Shutter Island, Inglourious Basterds), production designer Dante Ferretti (Shutter Island, Sweeney Todd), costume designer Sandy Powell (Shutter Island, The Young Victoria), and editor Thelma Schoonmaker (Shutter Island, The Departed), all multiple-time Oscar winners, as well as casting director Ellen Lewis (The Departed, The Aviator).


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