Seyfried Slips On A “Riding Hood”?

Amanda Seyfried (“Mamma Mia,” “Dear John”) is the favourite to play the titular character in Catherine Hardwicke’s “Girl With the Red Riding Hood” says The Los Angeles Times.

A contemporary gothic re-telling of the classic Grimm Brothers story, the script is described as “elevated genre material” along “Shutter Island” lines and recently scored a strong re-write by “Orphan” writer David Johnson.

A holding deal for the property comes to a close this month meaning the decision to greenlight will be coming very soon. “Twilight” director Hardwicke looks highly likely to make this her next project.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way company is producing.