This week the final cast list was confirmed for Martin Scorcese's upcoming film,
, with production also starting in London.
The film is based on Brian Selznick's 2007 novel,
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
, and will focus on the adventures of a boy living within the walls of a Parisian train station.
Ben Kingsley and Jude Law lead a predominantly British cast, with Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee and Richard Griffiths also starring. Chloe Moretz, of Kick-Ass fame, will also feature.
Asa Butterfield, who starred in
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
, has already been confirmed as protagonist Hugo.
will mark Scorcese's first foray into 3D territory, and is scheduled for a December 2011 release - perfectly positioned for a late Oscar run.
And with a host of Academy Award winners on board, both in front of and behind the camera, this adventure already looks a good bet for awards.
Will Scorcese triumph in 3D? You tell us...