Friday, May 13, 2011

Tobey Maguire cast in Life of Pi

Hollywood Reporter writes:

Tobey Maguire has booked a part in Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel Life of Pi.

The story centers on a 16-year-old Indian boy, played by Suraj Sharma, whose passage to a new life in America aboard a freighter ends in a shipwreck in the Pacific. He is left to fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, hyena and Bengal tiger.

Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) is playing the adult Pi, who is being interviewed by a reporter. Maguire will play the reporter in a bit role consisting of several days worth of work.

The movie is currently shooting in India.

Maguire’s next major role will be that of Nick Carraway in Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

I really loved this book and was excited to hear it was finally being made into a movie. I am glad to hear his name attached even if it is a small role.


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