Tobey Maguire reteams with Ang Lee in Life of Pi

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

We haven’t heard much from Tobey Maguire the last few years.  After starring in BROTHERS in 2009, the former Peter Parker has been unusually quiet.  But he’s just signed on to take a role in Ang Lee’s long gestating and overly ambitious film LIFE OF PI.  The film follows an Indian zookeeper (Pi) that gets stranded in the Pacific Ocean with a tiger. Maguire would play a writer that interviews the zookeeper later in life.  Maguire and Lee previously worked together on THE ICE STORM and RIDE WITH THE DEVIL.

Ang Lee has been working on this film for a while and of course, it will be shot in 3D which I’m sure the studio hopes will bring audiences in since the film features a cast relatively unknown to American audiences.  That cast includes Gerard Depardieu, Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Tabu.  The film is based on the book by Yann Martel.

Tobey Maguire

Source: Variety

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