Tobey Maguire Reteaming With Ang Lee For Life Of Pi

As production on his upcoming adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel, Life Of Pi, kicks into gear, director Ang Lee is looking to a past partner for this new project.

Variety has revealed that star of The Ice Storm and Ride With The Devil, Tobey Maguire, will be re-teaming with director Lee for the upcoming film.   He joins Suraj Sharma, Gerard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Tabu in the film, which follows a young man named Pi who is ultimately shipwrecked in a lifeboat with a tiger, in the Pacific Ocean.

Sharma will take on the lead role, with Maguire attached to play a writer, who talks to Pi about his life and this particular adventure.

The film is slated for a December 14, 2012 release, so it is still quite a bit of a ways off, but it’s interesting to see what Maguire has done with his career post-Spider-Man.   He’s teamed with a cavalcade of really impressive talent, and Lee is no different.   As a fan of The Ice Storm (I admittedly haven’t seen Devil), this is definitely great news, even though it appears like Maguire will have a relatively small role.   That all said, it’s really great to see these two team back up, and hopefully this won’t be the last time.

What do you think?

Source: Variety

Joshua Brunsting

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