Adapted from Brian Selznick’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the film is about a 12-year-old orphan who hides inside the walls of a Paris train station. The title has been shortened to Hugo.
Set in the 1930s, the footage follows Hugo, portrayed by Asa Butterfield ( The Wolfman), who must unlock the mystery of his late father’s wind-up robot. While Hugo is pursued by the train station inspector, played by Sacha Baron Cohen ( Borat), he is joined by a young girl, Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), on an adventure that crosses The Wizard of Oz and Treasure Island with whimsical visuals in 3D.
The cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Emily Mortimer.
Hugo opens in North America on November 23, the UK on December 2, and France on December 14, and rolls out in other countries around the world through February.