Stuhlbarg signs up for "Hugo Cabret"

TFT undergrad theater alumnus Michael Stuhlbarg to star in new Scorsese 3D motion picture

TFT undergraduate theater alumnus Michael Stuhlbarg joins a star-studded cast ensemble in Martin Scorsese’s new live-action family adventure in 3D, “Hugo Cabret,” based on the book by Brian Selznick. Stuhlbarg will play a film restorer, Rene Tabard. Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz (“Kick-Ass”) star. Rounding out the cast are Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Richard Griffiths (“The History Boys”) and Frances de la Tour (“Alice in Wonderland”).

The Hollywood Reporter describes the film this way:

“Cabret” centers on Hugo (Butterfield), an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When he encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl (Moretz) and a cold, reserved man (Kingsley) who runs a toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put his secrets in jeopardy.

Stuhlbarg, repped by ICM and Viking Entertainment, received a Golden Globe nomination for his work in the Coen brothers’ “A Serious Man” and next co-stars as crime boss Arnold Rothstein in the Scorsese-directed pilot and HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” [debuting Sept. 19].