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Martin Scorsese’s Hugo chosen for Royal Film Performance


Story by Jack Foley

MARTIN Scorsese’s live action adventure film Hugo has been chosen as this year’s Royal Film Performance (2011).

The film will receive its royal premiere on Monday, November 28, at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

On the night, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will meet Trustees and beneficiaries of the charity, the filmmakers and members of the cast.

Hugo marks Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D and tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station.

When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.

The film stars Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island), Sacha Baron Cohen (Bruno), Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), and Chloë Moretz (Kick-Ass), as well as Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Frances de la Tour and Richard Griffiths.

It is based on Brian Selznick’s captivating and imaginative New York Times best-seller The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

The Royal Film Performance™ is the principal fundraising event of The Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund (‘CTBF’).

All money raised from the event will go directly to the charity, which supports film and television industry employees and their families in times of hardship.

Hugo will be released in digital 3D on Friday, December 2, 2011 in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

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