The worst kept “secret” screening of recent memory is tonight’s unveiling of Martin Scorsese‘s family adventure Hugo, at the New York Film Festival. It has been confirmed to be a “work-in-progress” ordeal, but with a release date in a little over a month, we expect this one to be nearly all sewed up. To time with the event, Paramount has a released a new featurette, featuring director Martin Scorsese talking about his latest film.
Running just under two minutes, we also get a glimpse at more footage and can clearly see where the 3D will be used. Ben Kingsley is also featured more prominently here then the first trailer, joined by Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg. Check it out below for the film that is said to be more for cinephiles then the families Paramount is clearly selling to. Follow us on Twitter for our instant reaction tonight and look for our full review to come.
Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick’s award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award(R)-winner Martin Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D.
Hugo hits theaters November 23rd, 2011.
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