New Delhi teenager Suraj Sharma to play the lead in Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’

October 27th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

suraj New Delhi, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A previously unknown teenager has been selected by director, Ang Lee to play the lead role of the upcoming movie “Life of Pi”.

The movie is set to be the adaptation of David Magee’s book. The book, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2002, is about a boy lost at sea for 227 days with four animals. The four animals are a Bengal tiger, a zebra, a hyena and an orangutan.

The film’s director, Lee acknowledged that the movie would be a tough nut to crack because he has to come up with a way to put a tiger and a boy on a sea.

It was however surprising that the boy chosen is an unknown Indian boy. The boy, 17-year-old Suraj Sharma is previously unknown in the acting world.

However the man who directed films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Sense and Sensibility and Hulk could be trusted to pull off a great performance.

Several directors have worked on the project previously. The movie, which has been in production since 2002, has seen directors like, M. Night Shymalan and Alfonso Cuarón all come along and leave the project too.

The film is scheduled for December 2012 release deadline. The movie will be available in 3D.

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