Life of Pi which Ang Lee will direct, has already managed to include Gerard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and Tabu in the cast, along with newcomer Suraj Sharma to play Pi.
Now According to Variety Tobey Maguire is on board to play a journalist who interviews the adult Pi (Khan’s role).
Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zookeeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi is found adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival.
Since the adult Pi section seems to mostly serve as a frame story, Maguire won’t have a particularly big role.
Life of Pi will be shot in 3D, and it’s set for a December 14 release this year.