Movie Monday: Life of PiMonday, April 18, 2011
Yann Martel's second novel, Life of Pi, appeared in Canada in 2001 to enthusiastic reviews and moderate sales. A year later, it came out of nowhere to win the Booker Prize and became an international publishing phenomenon (and Amazon.ca's first blockbuster). In a wonderful display of storytelling verve, Martel takes a distinctly unpromising premise--a "story that will make you believe in God" about a boy trapped on a lifeboat with an enormous tiger--and pulls it off with complete and winning confidence.-- Goodreads
So I had to research a bit to find the facts and who is played by who. Tobey Maguire, best known for his role as Peter Parker in the Spiderman movies, lands the role as one of the reporters who interviews Pi when he is older. Piscine, better known as Pi, is played by Suraj Sharma (featured left). And the older version of Pi will be played by Irrfan Khan. The only person I'm very familiar with his work would be Maguire, but the book was amazing so it will be interesting to see how it turns out.