A period film taking place in Paris, Hugo Cabret is Scorcese’s first 3D movie. Parts of the film were shot in in the capital last summer, and it is due to come out later this year. Hugo stars Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz. “Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.”(synopsis from IMDb).
Below are some behind-the-scenes pictures from the film shoot in the 5th and 9th arrondisements of Paris. 30 vintage vehicles from the 30s were used, and the producers had to coordinate a team of 250 technicians and 250 extras. Over three days scenes were shot in the Sorbonne, Bibliothèque Saint-Geneviève, place Edouard VII, square Louis-Jouvet and rue Boudreau, as well as the interior of the Théâtre de l’Athénée-Louis-Jouvet.
Photos ©GK Films LLC, Mairie de Paris