Filling out the leading roles

Moretz and Butterfield Join Scorsese's Family Film

on March 16, 2010
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Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily

Actors Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz have joined Martin Scorsese's upcoming family film The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

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Based on the children's novel by Brian Selznick, the film follows an orphan named Hugo Cabret living in the walls of the Paris train station, who repairs an abandoned robot and finds himself in the middle of a mystery. Butterfield would play the title character, while Moretz would take on the part of Isabelle, an eccentric girl who plays an important role in the adventure. Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley previously joined the project.

Butterfield's biggest role to date is a leading role in the Holocaust drama The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, while Moretz recently appeared in (500) Days of Summer, and will be seen very soon in Matthew Vaughn's Kick Ass as the deadly villain Hit Girl. She also recently wrapped one of the lead roles in Cloverfield director Matt Reeves' American remake of Tomas Alfredson's popular vampire thriller Let the Right One In (re-titled Let Me In), which will also be in theaters this year.

Tags: Chloe Moretz, Asa Butterfield, Martin Scorsese, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Kick-Ass, Let Me In
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