Life of Pi is an upcoming 3D adventure film based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Yann Martel. The film is directed by Ang Lee based on an adapted screenplay by David Magee and Martin Solibakke. Suraj Sharma will play Pi. Life of Pi is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2012.
Pi is a 16-year-old boy who is the only person to survive the sinking of a freighter. He finds himself on a lifeboat with an orangutan, hyena, a wounded zebra, and a Bengal tiger.
- Suraj Sharma as Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel
- Ayush Tandon as young Pi
- Gautam Belur as 5-year-old Pi
- Tabu as Pi's mother
- Adil Hussain as Pi's father
- Irrfan Khan as the adult Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel
- Gerard Depardieu as The Chef
- Rafe Spall as Yann Martel, replacing Tobey Maguire late in production due to Lee's desire to have an entirely international cast
- Shravanthi Sainath as Pi's girlfriend
- Andrea de Stefano as The Priest
- Ayan Khan as Pi's younger brother
- Vibish Sivakumar as Ravi Patel
In this 3D feature based on Yann Martel’s award-winning novel, Ang Lee tells the story of a boy trapped at sea on a small boat with a Bengal tiger. It’s hard to imagine how such a film would even be possible to make without the aid of state-of-the-art visual effects, and that’s reportedly exactly what Lee delivers. After its debut at last month’s New York Film Festival, critics praised Pi’s “game-changing use of 3D” as the main reason why the picture is a serious contender in the Visual Effects category at next year’s Oscars. Rhythm & Hues Studio, which has won that very award twice before for their work on 1998’s Babe and 2006’s The Golden Compass, would be wise to start setting aside some room on their trophy shelf.