First Look at Catherine Hardwicke’s RED RIDING HOOD Starring Amanda Seyfried

     November 12, 2010


Classic reimaginings are a hot property these days. There are two different live-action films in pre-production covering Snow White, and another covering Cinderella, but before those steal headlines down the road there is Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood. The film is already shooting and stars Amanda Seyfried as the innocent girl just wanting to visit grandma. We reported in July about behind-the-scenes pictures showing off Seyfried, co-star Gary Oldman, and many more dressed in period attire. Now we have the first glimpse of the film in the proper context, i.e. not walking through a concrete parking lot, so hit the jump to check them out along with more updates on the film.

Hardwicke is best known for kicking off the Twilight craze by helming the first film in the series, but now she is focusing on true werewolves. She will be working off a script by Orphan writer David Leslie Johnson, which has gathered Seyfried, Oldman, Virginia Madsen, Lukas Haas, Darren Shahlavi, Shiloh Fernandez, and Julie Christie. Thanks to EW (via Shock Til You Drop), we have our first grainy glimpse at Seyfried in complete Red Riding Hood garb below and a nice update on the story that apparently includes demons.


The piece reads:

“Amanda Seyfried dons the cape for Red Riding Hood. In a dark retelling of the famous children’s tale (out March 11, 2011), Seyfried stars as Valerie, a village girl torn between two loves (including Peter, left, played by Jericho’s Shiloh Fernandez). “I’ve never seen her like this in a role before,” raves director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight). “She’s super sexy, wild. And those big eyes of hers are totally out of a fairy tale.” The threat of demons and werewolves further complications the love triangle, along with a priest (Gary Oldman) obsessed with ridding his village of evil, and townspeople hiding their own secrets and lies. “There’s a strong whodunit through the whole thing,” says Hardwicke. “So it’s got the weird, interesting parts of Grimm’s fairy tale and then so much more.”

I have to say that while I dislike the entire Twilight craze, this film is intriguing. Hardwicke didn’t write the books that inspired that series, so I can forgive her for directing the first film. If nothing else, Red Riding Hood certainly has a nice cast. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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