Tobey Maguire joins ‘Life of Pi’ cast in small role

Updated: Apr 09, 2011, 09:35 AM IST

Los Angeles: Tobey Maguire has booked a part in Ang Lee`s adaptation of Yann Martel`s bestselling novel ‘Life of Pi.’

The story centers on a 16-year-old Indian boy, played by Suraj Sharma, whose passage to a new life in America aboard a freighter ends in a shipwreck in the Pacific. He is left to fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, hyena and Bengal tiger.

Irrfan Khan is playing the adult Pi, who is being interviewed by a reporter. Maguire will play the reporter in a bit role consisting of several days worth of work.

The movie is currently shooting in India.

Maguire`s next major role will be that of Nick Carraway in Baz Lurhmann`s adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby.’

Bureau Report