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Amanda Seyfried Chats about ‘Red Riding Hood’

The gorgeous Amanda Seyfried is preparing for the release of her latest film, Red Riding Hood – which is based on the old fairy tale and tells the story of a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf. In an interview, Seyfried spoke about the film, putting an end to the rumors that Red Riding Hood is like Twilight.

Even though the film has been helmed by Catherine Hardwicke — the woman who directed the first and worst movie of the Twilight franchise – and has a passionate love triangle involving Amanda’s character Valerie, Amanda claims that is where the similarities between the two end.

“I think it is hard not to compare Red Riding Hood because Catherine directed the first Twilight,” Amanda said.

“But Red Riding Hood is a very different film. I mean, yeah, there’s a love triangle, and people can easily compare the relationship between Kristen Stewart and those two guys in Twilight to the Valerie, Henry, and Peter characters in this movie, but we have so many elements that make it completely different.

“Nobody knows who the wolf is in our movie. And we’ve modernized the story and added so many levels to it and created our own story around the iconic center, which is the girl in the woods who talks to the wolf, and has a great relationship with her grandmother, and all those symbols.”

Ok, now that that’s been cleared up can everyone stop comparing the two? It’s getting a little old. Personally, I think Red Riding Hood sounds fantastic, I’ll totally be checking this one when it hits theaters March 11.

For more on this upcoming flick check out the official synopsis and the trailer below:

“Valerie is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry. 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 beast, offering the creature a monthly animal 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 famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon, to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that 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.”

– Moonlight


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moonlight • February 23, 2011


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