Hugo Weaving joins Johnston's Wolf Man

Hugo Weaving (of the Matrix and Lord of the Rings trilogies) has signed on to play a detective opposite Benicio del Toro (The Usual Suspects) and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) in the upcoming remake of the Universal Studios classic monster movie, The Wolf Man, according to Variety. The real question is, who’s playing Abbot and Costello? (Wait, wrong movie.)

Previously, the film was under One Hour Photo director Mark Romanek’s supervision. Since he quit back in January because of the budget and "other creative issues," he has been replaced by Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, Jurassic Park 3), and it seems that David Self (The Haunting, Road to Perdition) has done a rewrite to the earlier Andrew Kevin Walker (Seven, Sleepy Hollow) "ballsy hard assed R" script, leading some people to suspect that the studio wants the $85 million film (after $15 mil in UK tax breaks) to be a more marketable PG-13 affair. Considering neither Self nor Johnston has made an R-rated film, this is almost certainly the case.

The film is still set for a March start date and is scheduled to hit theaters on February 13, 2009.

Posted on February 22, 2008 at 12:02 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by BlueNight
    on 2008-02-22 at 21:12

    There must be a snout. Stupid human/ape nose is bad and must go away. Seriously.

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