Hugo Cabret is one of our most anticipated movies of 2011 here at Cinema Blend, not just the first 3D movie from Martin Scorsese, but an adaptation of an acclaimed children's book that itself is visually inventive. Now we have to wait even less time to see how it all turns out; according to Deadline, the producers have struck a deal with Paramount to distribute the film on November 23, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Sony had originally planned to distribute the film, but for unexplained reasons they were unable to guarantee the Thanksgiving date, and freed up producers GK Films to take the project to Paramount instead. That sounds like a surprising amount of cooperation among major studios, but Sony was apparently committed to its own holiday family movie, Arthur Christmas, a 3D film that is also set for a November 23 release. Now the two films will be going head to head, but it's possible they'll both lose out to The Muppets, coming from Disney the same weekend.

Hugo Cabret, which filmed in London and Paris last summer, stars Asa Butterfield as the titular character, an orphan living inside a Paris train station. Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Ray Winstone, among others, round out the cast.

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