Opening today is Martin Scorsese‘s first 3D film, Hugo. Based on Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the film stars Asa Butterfield as a young boy secretly living in a train station in 1931 Paris. As he attempts to piece together a puzzle that he’d been working on with his father, the results transform not only Hugo, but everyone he comes in contact with. The impressive cast also includes Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer, and Michael Stuhlbarg. You can watch a trailer here.
During my interview with Moretz, she talked about how she got involved in the project and how she fooled Scorsese into thinking she was British, the 3D cameras, karaoke, if she got to keep one of the automatons, and whether she prefers one to two takes or the David Fincher method of quite a few more. In addition, with Moretz just having wrapped on Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows, she talked about who she plays and what she has coming up next year. Hit the jump to watch.
Finally, if you plan on seeing Hugo, make sure to see it in 3D. It’s definitely one of the best live-action 3D movies I’ve ever seen. Scorsese once again proves he’s a master no matter the dimension. And if you missed them, here’s my video interview with Sir Ben Kingsley and Matt’s review of the film.
- What’s her karaoke song
- Did she get to keep one of the automatons
- How did she get involved in the project. Talks about how she tricked Scorsese into thinking she was a British actress until the end of the interview
- What was it like to work with the 3D cameras and Scorsese on set
- Is she the type that likes 2 takes or the Fincher method of 90
- What was it like to work on Dark Shadows
- What is she going to do in 2012. Says she has 4 or 5 movies lined up. Says one is “highly anticipated.”