New York: Actor Tobey Maguire`s part in Ang Lee`s ‘Life of Pi’ has been recast and he will not appear in the finished film.
Maguire, 37, had shot for the film`s narrator Yann Martel in the movie but now has been replaced by `Prometheus` actor Rafe Spall, reported Huffington Post.
"To be consistent with the other casting choices made for the film, I decided to go with an entirely international cast. I very much admire Tobey and look forward to working with him again in the future," Lee said in a statement.
Despite the abrupt decision, Maguire said that he has no hard feelings towards Lee, especially because they have built a good friendship since working together in 1997`s "The Ice Storm".
"I fully support Ang`s decision to go a different direction for this role in `Life of Pi`. Ang shared a lot of the film with me, and what I saw was absolutely beautiful," he said.
‘Life of Pi’ is in the post-production stage and expected to hit theatres on November 21.