Dhanush to play lead in a big Hollywood film with Uma Thurman

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 25, 2016 12:33 IST
Dhanush will star in Marjane Satrapi’s next. (Facebook)

Is 2016 going to be the best year for Indian stars in Hollywood? First Deepika Padukone gave us the news that she will star opposite Vin Diesel in xXx and now, Tamil star Dhanush has landed himself a massive project too.

The Ranjhana actor will play lead in Marjane Satrapi’s next along with Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill star Uma Thurman and Percy Jackson, True Detective actor Alexandra Daddario. The film is titled The Extraordinary Journey Of A Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Cupboard. Yes, that’s the title and it is based on a French best-seller book by the same name, written by Romain Puértolas.

Uma Thurman (left) and Alexandra Daddario will also star in the movie. (AP Photos)

Dhanush will play Aja, a conjurer from an Indian colony of artists, who is sent to Paris on a hush-hush mission by his mother. The shooting locations will include India, Paris, Morocco and Italy.

Read: Dhanush wanted to be an engineer initially

Marjane Satrapi is best known for the big screen adaptation of her own popular graphic novel Persepolis. Her latest directorial venture was The Voices starring Ryan Reynolds.

A still from Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. (Sony Pictures Classics)

On casting Dhanush for the lead role Satrapi told TOI, “As I was watching various Indian movies, Dhanush became the most obvious choice — his intelligence, his killer smile, his ability to enter fully into the skin of any character he played (and I can go on and on forever) made me confident that he was the one.”

Here’s wishing Dhanush the very best for his big project!

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