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HUGO CABRET now set for Thanksgiving release from Paramount Pictures

Jim Napier

by: Jim Napier
February 19th, 2011

Hugo Cabret

Distribution of Martin Scorsese's 3D film, HUGO CABRET, has changed hands from Sony to Paramount Pictures, according to Deadline. The studio has set a final release date for November 23.

The film is an adaptation of the Brian Selznick novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and is being produced and financed by GK Films. It's reported that Graham King felt strongly about the five-day Thanksgiving holiday, bumping up the release date.

The film was originally set for distribution by Sony Pictures, under GK Films' output deal and was slated for a December 9 release. When the studio couldn't provide the requested Thanksgiving date, Sony Pictures agreed to let GK Films move the picture. Scorsese has an overall deal with Paramount and chairman Brad Grey has a close relationship with the director and King, making this an easy deal. Paramount lucks out because they didn't have a big Thanksgiving release.

HUGO CABRET stars Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, and Emily Mortimer.

I am interested to see how Scorsese has handled the 3D format. Are you looking forward to HUGO CABRET?

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