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First Look: 'Life of Pi' Sets Sail

by David Weiner 10:27 AM PDT, April 25, 2012
Photo: 20th Century Fox

The adaptation of Life of Pi has sailed some choppy seas to make it to the big screen, but this December audiences will finally get to see the philosophical survival/adventure tale, courtesy of Oscar-winning director Ang Lee. Check out this first image from the 3D film…

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Directors M. Night Shyamalan, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Alfonso Cuaron were all involved with the adaptation of the Yann Martel bestseller at one point or another, which follows Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), the son of an Indian zookeeper who seeks refuge on a lifeboat after his freighter sinks, adrift alone in the Pacific in tight quarters with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Half-delusional with thirst and hunger, how can Pi survive his epic journey?

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Tobey Maguire also stars as Yann Martel, the writer interviewing him; Gerard Depardieu plays The Chef, Tabu plays Pi's mother; and Irrfan Khan plays the adult Pi.

Life of Pi sails into theaters December 21.

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