Martin Scorsese’s London film ‘Hugo Cabret’ recruits an all-star cast

British actors dominate roles in new production

The largely British cast for Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming film Hugo Cabret was confirmed this week.

Oscar winner Ben Kingsley and actor Jude Law will star, with support from Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Kick-AssChloe Moretz and Richard Griffiths, who plays Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films.

Asa Butterfield, who took the title role in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, will play Hugo.

The film is based on Brian Selznick‘s 2007 novel, The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, and will focus on the adventures of a boy living within the walls of a Paris station.

Hugo Cabret will be the Oscar-winning director’s first 3D film – Scorsese has previously stated that he is excited to begin working with the technology.

The film is scheduled for a December 2011 release.