Amanda Seyfried Calls ‘Red Riding Hood’ ‘Edgy, Gothic, Dark’

'Twilight' director Catherine Hardwicke makes fairy tale scarier, actress tells 'The Seven,' which premiered 'Red Riding Hood' trailer.

Fans have been clamoring for information about the Catherine Hardwicke-helmed, Amanda Seyfried-starring “Red Riding Hood.” And when the film hits theaters next year, Seyfried promises it will be nothing like the story they heard as children. This tale is a lot, lot darker.

” ‘Red Riding Hood’ is a classic fairy tale that we all know, and what fans can expect from this version of the story is that it’s basically just a jumping-off point. Catherine Hardwicke has just completely turned this story into something edgy and gothic and dark, and she’s clearly somebody that’s very capable of turning something, everything into an extraordinary world, as we’ve seen before,” Seyfried said about the film in an interview with “The Seven,” which premiered a trailer for the flick Tuesday (November 16).

“And also there’s a romance aspect to the film, which isn’t in the fairy tale … a lot of romance and a lot of danger,” she continued. “There’s a wolf at the center of the story, and it’s exciting ’cause it’s a whodunit.”

Sure, the fairy tale that the flick is based on is plenty scary, but Seyfried reveals that whatever frightening elements were there to begin with have gotten much more frightening under Hardwicke’s supervision, and thanks to a cast that includes Gary Oldman and Julie Christie.

“Fans will be surprised by the tone of the film,” she explained.
“Catherine just completely throws it into this dark world, and it’s a little scarier than it was meant to be when it was written. We had this freedom to go far with it, so whatever preconceptions the audience has, they should throw it out the door.”

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