HUGO CABRET getting Thanksgiving release from Paramount

Paramount Pictures has singed on as distributor of the Martin Scorsese's 3D film Hugo Cabret and has scheduled a November 23 release date. Cabret is a feature adaptation of the Brian  Selznick novel is produced and financed by GK Films. Deadline reports that Graham King felt strongly that the five-day Thanksgiving holiday was the perfect time for the picture to open. 

The film was originally set for distribution by Sony Pictures, under GK Films' output deal. Sony planned for a December 9 release and when the studio couldn't provide the requested Thanksgiving date, Sony Pictures agreed to let GK Films move the picture.

Scorcese has an overall deal with Paramount and chairman Brad Grey has a close relationship with the director and King. This was perfect for Paramount, which didn't have a big Thanksgiving release. Hugo Cabret stars Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law and Emily Mortimer.

It looks like I have my Thanksgiving movie picked out, thank you Paramount. I am eager to see how Scorsese has handled the 3D format. Are you looking forward to Hugo Cabret?

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