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Sacha Baron Cohen, Sir Ben Kingsley Joining Scorsese for "Hugo Cabret"

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    Martin Scorsese's hotly anticipated adaptation of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" is about to add a randy Kazakh journalist and a British knight to its cast.

    Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley are said to be in talks to join Scorsese's film based on the bestselling kid's book, according to Deadline Hollywood.

    The story centers around a 12-year-old orphan who lives in a train station beneath Paris in the 1930s, where he spends his time trying to revive the robot originally discovered by his late father. The tale was inspired largely the the innovative French director Georges Méliès.

    It remains to be seen who will be cast in the role of the young hero.

    Author Brian Selznick has described his book as "not exactly a novel, not quite a picture book, not really a graphic novel, or a flip book or a movie, but a combination of all these things."