Hugo (2011)

Hugo (originally titled Hugo Cabret) is an upcoming adventure film based on Brian Selznick's bestseller 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' set in 1930's Paris. It is directed by Martin Scorsese, co-produced by Scorsese, Johnny Depp, and Graham King, and written by John Logan. This is Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D and it is due to be released on November 23, 2011, with distribution by Paramount Pictures. It stars Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Nanny McPhee) as Hugo. (Wikipedia)

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From official site:
"ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo (Asa Butterfield) lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl (Chloe Moretz) and the owner (Ben Kingsley) of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawin
g, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come The Invention of Hugo Cabret."

Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Ben Kinglsey, Sasha Baron Cohen

"The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is told in both words and pictures. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is not exactly a novel, and it’s not quite a picture book, and it’s not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things. Each picture (there are nearly three hundred pages of pictures!) takes up an entire double page spread, and the story moves forward because you turn the pages to see the next moment unfold in front of you."

Book illustrations by Brian Selznick

Chloe Moretz .... Isabella
Jude Law .... Hugo's father
Richard Griffiths .... Monsieur Frick
Ben Kingsley .... Papa Georges
Sacha Baron Cohen .... Station Inspector
Christopher Lee .... Monsieur Labisse
Emily Mortimer .... Lisette
Asa Butterfield .... Hugo
Michael Stuhlbarg .... Rene Tabard
Helen McCrory .... Mama Jeanne
Frances de la Tour .... Emilie
Angus Barnett .... Theater Manager
Edmund Kingsley (real-life son of Ben) .... Technician
Catherine Balavage .... Parisian Cafe Woman
Ray Winstone

Interview with author Brian Selznick
Scorcese's website


  1. This is an amazingly awesome book Seriously, go read it. I think I read it in 2 hours because even though it's super thick it's mostly pictures.
    So glad it's becoming a movie!

  2. Cheri, glad to hear you liked it!

  3. Agreed! It is an amazing book. I just passed my copy on to a friend's kiddos who loved it too. I didn't know they were making it into a movie; that will be fun. A huge part of the enjoyment of the book are its visuals/illustrations; I wonder how that will translate to the screen.

  4. amazing book amazing movie & most importantly , more than amazing actor (Asa Butterfield)& (Chloe Moretz) . love u guys
    from : abbie

  5. @Anonymous
    Abbie, glad to hear another recommendation for the book! Have you seen the movie already?

  6. I am only in grade five (I'm an advanced reader)and I red The invention of hugo cabret!

    It is an amazing story filled with emotions and lessons for all of us to learn.

    This book was very helpful in my life and taught me the most important things in life.
    I took be places beyond my imagination



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