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The First Trailer for Scorsese's 'Hugo' Released

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Jul 15, 2011 | 6:08am EDT

When you think Martin Scorsese, you generally think of gratuitous bludgeonings and trigger-happy Joe Pesci, but the director's upcoming film, Hugo, is something else entirely. Fate brings a young orphan (Asa Butterfield) to the friendship of a girl played by Chloe Moretz (the girl who was hauntingly terrific in Kick-Ass), so that the two may complete a creation that would allow his father to send a message to them from beyond the grave. As with all movies about childhood whimsy, there's a straight-laced, mustachioed officer after them (in the form of Sacha Baron Cohen). It's a clear departure from Scorsese's bread and butter, but I'm intrigued so far.

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