We already wrote about Ang Lee’s upcoming project, Life of Pi, so you’re familiar with some story details.
Today, we’re here for a little casting update, because Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Gerard Depardieu have joined the cast.
They join newcomer Suraj Sharma, who will play the title role in the big screen adaptation of Yann Martel‘s bestselling novel.
Here’s the Life of Pi synopsis part:
“The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks.
Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea.
When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them “the truth.” After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional–but is it more true?”
Bollywood actress Tabu is in talks to play Pi’s mother.
Khan will play the adult Pi, while Hussain will pay Pi’s father.
Depardieu will play the role of The Chef.
Let us also remind you that Lee will direct from an adapted script by David Magee.
Gil Netter and David Womark will produce pic, that is, like we early reported, set to shoot in 3D.
With more details about Lee’s Life of Pi adaptation we’ll be back, stay tuned!