Paramount Pictures announced today it will distribute Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese's 3D film HUGO CABRET.
Press Release from Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures announced today it will distribute Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese's 3D film HUGO CABRET. The studio plans to release the film in the U.S. on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011. Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law and Emily Mortimer, the movie is produced by Academy Award-winner Graham King, Tim Headington, Martin Scorsese and Johnny Depp. GK Films also financed the movie. Paramount will handle worldwide distribution in all markets excluding UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and the Middle East.
Adapted from the Caldecott-winning Brian Selznick novel by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan ("Gladiator," "The Aviator"), HUGO CABRET is the story of a resourceful boy who lives in a train station and teams up with a spirited young girl to solve a mystery that is based in his past and affects both of their futures.
Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, said: "Following the tremendous success of 'Shutter Island' - as well as the host of other projects we have collaborated on in the past - we were eager to continue our work with Marty and be a part of his first ever 3D film."
"We all believed Thanksgiving was the ideal date to release Marty's first foray into the family film genre and we are very grateful to Sony and to Paramount that a mutual agreement could be made to allow the film to be released at the best time of year for this kind of all-audience adventure film," said producer Graham King.
Scorsese is repped by WME and manager Rick Yorn.