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.
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