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Scorsese talks Invention with Ben Kingsley & Sacha Baron Cohen

03.15.2010

Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen are currently in talks to join Martin Scorsese's next, THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET.

Cohen is in negotiations to play the role of the station inspector. Kingsley will play George Méliès, the famous silent filmmaker who plays a very important part in the film.

This project will definitely be one to look out for. The film is adapted from the book of the same name by Brian Selznick. It's a departure from something you might expect from the director. INVENTION is a children's book that blends words and visuals to tell an interesting story. The book is 526 pages and 300 of them are animation.

Here is the summary of the book taken from the website:

"ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo 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 and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together...in The Invention of Hugo Cabret."

Extra Tidbit: Georges Méliès made the world's first science fiction film. To check it out, head over here. Someone else was very inspired by Méliès at one point: "Believe in me as I believe in you."
Source: Deadline

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7:17AM on 03/16/2010
Kinda iffy on the cast
Kinda iffy on the cast
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9:56PM on 03/15/2010

No RIP Peter Graves!?!?

Not even as a dialog bubble coming out of JoBlo's animated head? Weak - where's the love?

And yeah - I know this isn't the right article for this... because there isn't an article - that's the messed up part.
Not even as a dialog bubble coming out of JoBlo's animated head? Weak - where's the love?

And yeah - I know this isn't the right article for this... because there isn't an article - that's the messed up part.
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10:14PM on 03/15/2010
Dude, you are right. For the rightfull tributes go to Aint it cool. Kinda disapointed at Joblo for missing that one.
Dude, you are right. For the rightfull tributes go to Aint it cool. Kinda disapointed at Joblo for missing that one.
7:38PM on 03/15/2010
Ben Kingsley his new Muse????
Ben Kingsley his new Muse????
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5:35PM on 03/15/2010
"The book is 526 pages and 300 of them are animation." i.e. comic book
"The book is 526 pages and 300 of them are animation." i.e. comic book
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6:38PM on 03/15/2010
The official site for the book states that it is not just one type of book. Here is the quote from the site: "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."
The official site for the book states that it is not just one type of book. Here is the quote from the site: "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."
5:23PM on 03/15/2010
DeCaprio is playing the 12 year old Hugo.
DeCaprio is playing the 12 year old Hugo.
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7:41PM on 03/15/2010
As much as I love Leo that was pretty fucking funny lol.
As much as I love Leo that was pretty fucking funny lol.
5:23PM on 03/15/2010
I also want to see Larry David star in a Scorsese movie. Like something he did on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I also want to see Larry David star in a Scorsese movie. Like something he did on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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5:22PM on 03/15/2010
Is he directing this or just producing? If DiCaprio isnt in this, it'll be weird to see because the last four Scorsese movies all had him in them.
Is he directing this or just producing? If DiCaprio isnt in this, it'll be weird to see because the last four Scorsese movies all had him in them.
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5:16PM on 03/15/2010
hmmm... Borat and Scorsese. That came out of nowhere.
hmmm... Borat and Scorsese. That came out of nowhere.
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