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Hera Hilmar landed 'Mortal Engines' via Skype call

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was finalised for "Mortal Engines" with just her audition tape, says

will be seen as the protagonist in the

"The audition tape was so strong that after a call with we cast her without meeting her in-person," Boyens said in a statement to IANS.

"reminds me of Ingrid Bergman, a classic beauty and an old soul with a calmness about her-absolutely perfect for the role of Hester," Boyens added.

also praised Hilmar.

"She was just perfect, relatively unknown, captivating, beautiful and fragile, and we knew we could put a scar on her," Rivers said.

Peter Jacksons' "Mortal Engines" will release in on December 7, a week before its US release.

Based on Philip Reeve's book by the same name, "Mortal Engines" is set in a steampunk world where entire cities have been mounted on wheels and prey on one another. It depicts a world of existing thousands of years after current civilization has been destroyed by a cataclysmic event.

Universal Pictures International is bringing the to It will release in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 06:16 IST