Lee Locking Down “Life of Pi” Roles

Ang Lee was recently in Mumbai to fill out various roles on his upcoming adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestseller “Life Of Pi”.

According to Times of India, actors like Sushant Singh and Sonu Sood have auditioned to play Pi’s father while Tabu (“The Namesake,” “Phir Hera Pheri”) is apparently already signed to play Pi’s mother.

Newcomer Suraj Singh was previously confirmed in the lead role of the fantasy adventure about a boy stranded in a lifeboat with several zoo animals.

Lee and his casting director were on hand a few days ago to meet with the names on the short list of contenders. Shooting is slated to kick off in Pondicherry in South East India starting in January.