Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island) and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) have joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s 3D family film The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Based on the best-selling book by Brian Zelznick, Cabret follows “Hugo (Asa Butterfield), an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When he encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl (Chloe Moretz) and a cold, reserved man (Ben Kingsley) who runs a toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.” The cast also includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Christopher Lee and Ray Winstone.
According to Heat Vision, Mortimer plays the station’s flower shop girl, Lisette, and Stuhlbarg plays Rene Tabard, a film restorer. Mortimer is also set to co-star with Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel in the comedy My Idiot Brother while Stuhlbarg can next be seen as crime boss Arnold Rothstein in the upcoming HBO series Boardwalk Empire (Scorsese directed the show’s pilot).