The strange tale of a boy trapped on a boat with a Bengali tiger, a hyena, a zebra and an orangutan took the world by storm when it was published back in 2001. And – as with basically any book that causes a flurry of excitement – it was perhaps inevitable that the story would make the leap onto the big screen. Director Ang Lee has today confirmed that he’s cast unknown actor and Delhi highschooler Suraj Sharma as lead character Pi.
Hey, if any man has the skills to wrestle a living tiger into submission, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll be Brad “I once killed an otter” Pitt* (*he may not have killed an otter.) Variety has reported that he and director Darren Aronofsky are planning on working side-by-side on the adaptation of John Vaillant’s book The Tiger, which sees a young gameskeeper hunting a lethal tiger.