Hugo Weaving has signed on to play Det. Aberline in Joe Johnston’s remake of The Wolfman for Universal.
Weaving joins a cast that already includes Benicio Del Toro, who takes on the titular role with Anthony Hopkins playing his father, and British actress Emily Blunt who has been cast in the female lead.
Johnston joined the long-gestating production last month when previous director Mark Romanek departed. Filming is expected to begin next month in London, assuming there are no more glitches, with Universal pencilling in a February 3 2009 release date.