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"Hit Girl" and "Striped Pyjamas" Kid Added to Scorsese's "Hugo Cabret"

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    Martin Scorsese has found the star of his upcoming film, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret."

    Just hours after it was learned that Sacha Baron Cohen and Sir Ben Kingsley had signed on, it's been reported that Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz will be joining them on the set of Scorsese's next film.

    Butterfield will take the lead role in "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," as a 12-year-old boy living beneath the streets of Paris, trying to bring his father's robot back to life. Knowing nothing more about the project, it's a safe bet that there will be some romance between him and Moretz.

    Butterfield earned raves for his work as the young son of an SS officer in 2008's "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas," more recently appeared in "The Wolfman" and just finished filming "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang."

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    Moretz is probably the hottest young actress working right now. She stole every scene she was in as Joseph Gordon-Levitt's little sister in "(500) Days of Summer" and has all of cyberspace howling with delight over her work as "Hit Girl" in the not-even-released-yet "Kick Ass."

    Additionally, she appears in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (out this week) and has been cast in the female lead of the American remake of "Let the Right One In."

    Could it be that Marty is ready to make a film without Leo?