August 29, 2011 12:00 PM

>Martin Scorsese’s Magical Tale

Martin Scorsese brings the beloved children’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret to life in Hugo, opening Nov. 23. The iconic director, best known for grittier films such as The Departed, says his 11-year-old daughter Francesca played a big role in his decision to adapt the story of a young orphan (Asa Butterfield) living in a Paris train station. “Reading children’s books to her over the years got me into the frame of the mind of making a film about a child,” says Scorsese, 68, who shot in 3-D for the first time. Working with kids was a nice change of pace. “We always ended up talking about someone’s new teeth coming in!”

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