Amanda Seyfried likely to don 'Red Riding Hood'
The Times' Rachel Abramowitz also recently caught up with Hardwicke, who acknowledged the Seyfried discussions. Hardwicke tipped a few more details about the "Twilight"-esque project (based on an idea from DiCaprio), which she described as being about a “village plagued by this wolf."
"It’s wild with all these different secrets and lies, and a murder mystery," she said. "It’s super-sexy.”
“Red Riding Hood” has never lacked for modern cinematic re-interpretations, including Neil Jordan’s “The Company of Wolves,” which explored the innocent Riding Hood’s sexual awakening, and the 1996 “Freeway,” in which the story was refracted through the lens of a serial killer (Kiefer Sutherland) and an abused girl (Reese Witherspoon).
Hardwicke adds that she thinks a green light will happen on this one. "We’re on track, and it looks pretty positive," she said.Photo: Amanda Seyfried. Credit: Stephen Shugerman / Getty Images