Hugo Weaving to Chase Del Toro in Wolfman

Benicio Del Toro’s “The Wolfman” may have lost its original director (since replaced by Joe Johnston), but it’s gained a big time name among the fanboys in Hugo Weaving, who has joined the cast to play a cop on Del Toro’s hairy tail. The “Matrix” and “V for Vendetta” star joins a cast that already includes Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt.

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Weaving, best known for his appearances in “The Matrix” movies, will play Det. Aberline. Del Toro will play the hirsute title character and Anthony Hopkins his dad. Blunt has been cast as the female lead in the project, which Joe Johnston will direct.

Johnston and company will start shooting in London next month off a script by David Self, who rewrote the original screenwriter, “Seven’s” Andrew Kevin Walker.

Hugo Weaving to Chase Del Toro in Wolfman