Irrfan Khan to star in Hollywood adaptation of Life of Pi?

February 25th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Slumdog Millionaire actor Irrfan Khan, whos riding high on the Oscar success of the film, is up for a part in the movie version of Life of Pi, according to reports.

Ang Lee is being lined up to adapt the novel into a Hollywood movie.

The director is in talks over the adaptation of Yann Martels novel. The Man Booker prize-winning book tells the tale of a lone shipwreck survivor who shares his lifeboat with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orang-utan and a tiger.

Life of Pi is the best-selling Booker Prize winner of all time and became a global phenomenon after its 2002 win, translated into 40 languages.

Following the films success, the Indian actor has become a hit in the international film circuit, reports Fox News.

Following his league are Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, who have been offered roles in Woody Allen and M. Night Shyamalans next fims respectively. (ANI)

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