It seems that the title character of a new Catherine Hardwicke film has found her on-screen mother. Variety is reporting that Virginia Madsen has signed on for a role in Red Riding Hood.

Madsen will play the mother of the lead character, who is being portrayed by Amanda Seyfried. She joins a cast that also includes Max Irons, Shiloh Fernandez, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie and Lukas Haas.

Catherine Hardwicke is directing the film from a script by David Johnson, which will me a gothic re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood where Seyfried's character is being hunted by a werewolf.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is producing the film through his Appian Way production company, alongside Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Michael Ireland and Alex Mace.