Hollywood Hits the Red Carpet

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Director Martin Scorsese with the 3D film's Asa Butterfield (left) and Chloe Moretz.

Director Martin Scorsese, screenwriter John Logan, composer Howard Shore and actor Sacha Baron Cohen converged on midtown Manhattan's venerable Ziegfeld Theatre to celebrate the world premiere of Paramount and GK Films' Hugo, an adventure drama about an orphan solving a mystery in a 1930s Paris train station that is based on Brian Selznick's 2007 novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Scorsese rushed by reporters on the red carpet, but producer Graham King told THR of the film's Oscar buzz: "It's fantastic. I don't quite know what to say at this stage. We'll see what happens." During the afterparty at The Metropolitan Club, King, for whom Hugo marks a fifth producing collaboration with Scorsese, lauded the director, saying, "There is just no one better for me." -- Georg Szalai