Originally published in 2001 by YANN MARTEL, the best selling novel LIFE OF PI is the beguiling surrealistic story of a young Indian boy lost at sea in a lifeboat shared with a hungry Bengal tiger. Said to be “unfilmable” at the time of its publication, several very famous movie-makers took a pass on the project before it finally went into production. Now, directed by Academy Award-winner ANG LEE from a screenplay by DAVID McGEE, the cast features GERARD DEPARDIEU, RAFE SPALL, IRRFAN KHAN, ADIL HUSSAIN, SURAJ SHARMA and TABU and the big-screen adaptation is ready for release.
At last week’s press conference in Manhattan, ANG LEE talked about the challenges involved in bringing YANN MARTEL’S best-selling novel to the big screen. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
LIFE OF PI opens in theaters 11/21