After being cast in Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby in 3D (sweet, sweet Jesus), it looks like Tobey Maguire is set to star in another cinematic adaptation of great literature—according to Deadline, the former Spider-Man has been cast in Ang Lee’s take on Life of Pi, the adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel.
Maguire will play a writer interviewing an Indian man who, when he was a child, escaped “a shipwreck but is stranded on a life raft with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a tiger.”
Tobey Maguire is no stranger to Ang Lee films, having previously starred in Lee’s films The Ice Storm and Ride With The Devil.
As we previously reported, Lee has snagged newcomer Suraj Sharma to play the title role in the film, who “literally beat out thousands of young actors to land the part.”
The film is set for a 2012 release, and the entire production is set to be filmed in 3D, to which I would roll my eyes but seriously, at this point, I’m just too tired of making fun of 3D to do any better than lightly cross my eyes at the news.
What do you think of the Tobey Maguire casting news?