Saturday, February 23, 2008

Hugo Weaving Joins Wolf Man Cast

The Australian actor will play a detective in Universal's 1941 remake.

Hugo Weaving has joined the cast of The Wolf Man a month before principal shooting begins in London. Weaving, who has starred in The Matrix and Lord of the Rings trilogies, will play Detective Aberline. Aberline was not portrayed in the original 1941 horror masterpiece but will most likely be responsible for tracking down the Wolf Man in this rendition of the story.

It appeared as if production for The Wolf Man would go south after Mark Romanek left the director's chair in January. The One Hour Photo director cited creative-differences as his means for leaving the project. Since then Joe Johnson (Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo) has stepped in as his replacement and will helm the horror film.



The Wolf Man begins shooting next month and will hit cinemas in February 2009. The film stars Benicio Del Toro along with Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and the just-announced Hugo Weaving.

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will continue to run updates on the film as we get closer to its 2009 release date.

Cheers.

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