The 3-D film, based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, is the story of an Indian boy named Pi a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean (IMDb).
It features newcomer Suraj Sharma as young Pi and Irrfan Khan as older Pi. Adil Hussain and Tabu feature as Pi’s parents.
The film will release globally in late November and December.
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