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Red Riding Hood

  Tags: Amanda Seyfried, Appian Way, Catherine Hardwicke, David Johnson, drama, FANTASY, Gary Oldman, gothic, Julie Christie, Little Red Riding Hood, Lukas Haas, Max Irons, Michael Hogan, Red Riding Hood, romance, Shiloh Fernandez, The Girl with the Red Riding Hood, thriller, Virginia Madsen, Warner Bros. Pictures, WEREWOLVES

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.

Fantasy | Werewolves

March 11, 2011
June 14, 2011 (DVD)
Now On DVD
Appian Way
Warner Bros. Pictures
PG-13 "violence and creature terror, and some sensuality."
Official Site
Catherine Hardwicke
David Johnson
Amanda Seyfried
Shiloh Fernandez
Max Irons
Gary Oldman
Julie Christie
Michael Hoga
Lukas Haas
Virginia Madsen

  • Originally had an April 22, 2011 theatrical release set.
  • Originally titled The Girl With the Red Riding Hood.
  • Virginia Madsen plays the mother of Amanda Seyfried's character.
  • Lukas Haas plays the village priest.
  • Actor Max Irons is the son of Jeremy Irons.
  • Max Irons plays "Henri", the son of a blacksmith who, through an arrangement, is to marry Seyfried's character.
  • Julie Christie plays Seyfried's grandmother, whose favorite pastime is knitting - with a pair of silver needles.
  • Gary Oldman plays "Father Soloman", a man whose title is the Witchfinder General and whose job is to find and kill the werewolf.
  • Shiloh Fernandez okays "Peter", an orphaned woodcutter that Seyfried's character falls for, much to the displeasure of her family.
  • Amanda Seyfried (Jennifer's Body, HBO's Big Love) plays the 'Red Riding Hood' character.
  • Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, who also worked on the first Twilight.
  • Co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production outfit.
  • Writer David Johnson also wrote Orphan.
  • There will be werewolves in this film.
  • Said to be a retelling of the original Brothers Grimm tale with a dark/deadly romance element added to it.

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