We reported back in January that Martin Scorsese was in talks to direct The Invention of Hugo Cabret and now it seems the film will be Scorsese's next and he is locking up two cast members as well. Deadline New York is reporting that Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen are in talks to star in The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
The film will be based off of Brian Selznick's children's book, which centers on a 12-year-old orphan who lives inside the walls of a Paris train station in 1930. If they take the roles, Baron Cohen would play the train station's inspector and Kingsley would play famed French filmmaker George Melies, which was said to be a "pivotal role in the film."
John Logan wrote the film, based off of Selznick's book. Our earlier report indicated that production would start on June 1 in London.