Amanda Seyfried has quickly become a favorite around the Dread Central offices, and as a result any time we get a chance to check out what she’s doing, we take it! Especially when it involves hi-res images that let us see every perfect pixel of he…. Ahem! Oh, yeah! Dig on these images from Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood!
Red Riding Hood, written by David Johnson (Orphan) and starring Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Michael Hogan, Julie Christie, Lukas Hass, and Gary Oldman, is a retelling of the old Red Riding Hood bedtime story. The original fairy tales by The Brothers Grimm were quite dark so keep your fingers crossed that at least some of that content makes it in.
Look for the film in theatres on March 11th, 2011. For more dig on the official Red Riding Hood website here.
In Red Riding Hood, Seyfried plays Valerie, a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast–one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.
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