The Aviator:The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Martin Scorsese has lined up several more actors for his Leonardo DiCaprio starring Howard Hughes biopic, The Aviator.

Among the new additions to the Warner Bros. Pictures/Miramax Films co-production are Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn; Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner; Adam Scott as Hughes' press agent, Johnny Meyer; Kelli Garner as Faith Domergue, a young actress who was discovered by Hughes; and Gwen Stefani as Jean Harlow.

The project, due to start shooting next month in Montreal, centers on the life of billionaire Howard Hughes, to be played by DiCaprio and his exploits.

Rising star Barry Pepper also stars. He joined the cast a little over a month ago.

Stay tuned...