Weaving to hunt the Wolfman
Weaving, who also appeared in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as Elron and V For Vendetta, will join Usual Suspect Benicio Del Toro and The Devil Wears Prada's Emily Blunt for the film, trade paper Variety said.
Del Toro will take the title role, with Hannibal Lecter himself Anthony Hopkins as his father, while Weaving will play a detective on his trail.
The film, which is set in Victorian England, is due to begin shooting in April.
The news of Weaving's recruitment comes shortly after One Hour Photo director Mark Romanek quit the big-budget production in a reported dispute over funding.
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids and The Rocketeer director Joe Johnston has taken over behind the camera.
The Wolfman is currently scheduled for release in February 2009.
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