Supporting Cast Sign For Red Riding Hood

Irons, Christie & Oldman join Seyfried

Supporting Cast Sign For Red Riding Hood

by Helen O'Hara |
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We already knew that Amanda Seyfried was set to star in Catherine Hardwicke's Gothic horror/fairytale The Girl With The Red Riding Hood, but now a whole heap of supporting cast members have trickled in to join the movie. Following the announcement earlier this week that Shiloh Fernandez is set to play a woodcutter with whom Red falls in love, today it's been revealed that Max Irons is joining the cast and that Julie Christie and Gary Oldman are in talks to follow him.

Irons (who's the son of Jeremy, but not the son who appeared with him in Danny, Champion of the World) will play the village blacksmith who's due to marry Red as the result of an arrangement between their families. Christie will play a rather more beautiful and less doddery grandmother than we've previously seen in this tale - and a grandmother who knits with silver needles, which might come in handy given that there's a werewolf on the loose. And Oldman will be the "Witchfinder General" who must seek out and kill the lycanthrope. Only we're guessing that it won't be quite that simple.

Shooting starts in Vancouver pretty soon, so keep an eye out for this one sometime next year. Can Hardwicke make it as popular as Twilight? Well, the cast is pretty enough - and what else does she need?

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