If you go down to the woods today…you’ll probably find Amanda Seyfried dressed in scarlet if this new poster for Red Riding Hood is anything to go by.
Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure. Seems little Miss Hood is not as innocent as some would believe…
The film is directed by Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke. It seems she just can’t get away from werewolves. On the positive side Hardwicke has gathered a good cast to compliment Seyfried, which includes Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen and Julie Christie.
The film is released in the US on March 11th, with Ireland catching a glimpse April 15th.
In ‘Red Riding Hood,’ Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (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 best, offering the creature a monthly 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 the famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help the kill 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.