Yes that's right, there will finally be a film version of the beautiful novel 'Life Of Pi',which will star Tobey Maguire as the guy who interviews Pi, played by the relatively unknown Suraj Sharma. Other directors have tried and failed to adapt the award winning novel but this Ang Lee version now has a big name on its cast list which has begun to re-establish interest. The film will release in December 2012 and will incorporate CGI and a 3D element. I think this is an awful idea for the particular novel but we'll see how it goes.
Maguire's acting career has picked up recently after a slow period and he will also be appearing in 'The Great Gatsby' alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Macguire does have the ability to pluck emotional performances out of the bag and the film is bound to show the growing relationship between his characters and Pi rather than stick solely to Pi's story. Whatever happens, the film is likely to attract a multitude of interest due to the fame the book has gained since it was released. It was a strangely beautiful novel that captivated me and I can't wait for the film to roll around. I doubt it will hold its own when compared to the novel but it certainly has a storyline for a great film.
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