Sacha Baron Cohen to star in `The Invention Of Hugo Cabret`

London: Funny man Sacha Baron Cohen is set to star in Martin Scorsese`s new film `The Invention Of Hugo Cabret`.

He will share the screen space with Ben Kingsley in the 3D film based on the words and pictures kids` novel.

Also, younger actors Chloe Moretz, who starred in `Kick Ass,` and Asa Butterfield from `The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas` star in the film, reports the Sun.

The plot revolves around an orphan who lives in a Paris station and tries spending his days trying to rebuild a clockwork model his dad left him.

Meanwhile, Cohen is expecting his second child with wife Isla Fisher.