Hugo Weaving has signed on to star in Joe Johnston’s* The Wolfman as Detective Aberline. If you’re Benecio del Toro and you turn into a hairy werewolf when the moon is full and kill people, the presence of a detective in your immediate vicinity can’t be good. I imagine Weaving will be trying to stop old fuzzy before the next full moon when he takes to killing mooks on the moors**.

Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins also star in the remake of the 1941 Universal horror classic. Shooting starts next month in London. Hey Universal, my passport is totally up to date!

*No offense to Joe, but can we really say this is his movie? He’s coming on so late after so much pre-production was done that it seems impossible to imagine that his The Wolfman won’t be filled with Mark Romanek’s ideas.