The Wolfman to Face Agent Smith


Hugo Weaving will join Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt in Universal’s The Wolfman, reports Variety.

Weaving (“The Matrix” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogies) 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.

Filming begins next month in London.

David Self did a rewrite of Andrew Kevin Walker’s script. The movie is produced by Scott Stuber, Mary Parent, Sean Daniel and Rick Yorn.

Universal has set a February 13, 2009 release date for the pic.