Dhanush is killing it, you guys. After a successful turn as producer in recent times, taking up the cause of Tamil indie hits such as Kaaka Muttai (2015), the actor will now be seen in an international production with Hollywood actress Uma Thurman, reported Bombay Times.
According to the report, the Raanjhanaa actor will be playing the lead in the movie adaptation of the French best-seller The Extraordinary Journey Of the Fakir Who Got Trapped In The Ikea Cupboard, by Romain Puértolas. The whimsical, adventurous novel about a fakir named Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod was first published in 2014 and became a huge hit in France and around the world.
The movie adaptation will be helmed by Iranian-origin graphic novelist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi, best known for the seminal Persepolis books and subsequent film adaptations. Aside from Thurman, best known for Pulp Fiction (1994) and the Kill Bill movies (2003), the film also stars Alexandra Daddario, known for her roles in the TV show True Detective (season 1) and San Andreas (2015) along with "Captain Phillips," actor Barkhad Abdi and Laurent Lafitte.
"The Bandit Queen" star Seema Biswas is also part of the stellar cast of the movie, touted as Satrapi's most ambitious project till date.
With the project, the 32-year-old "Raanjhanaa" actor has joined the likes of Indian exports to Hollywood including Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri, Anil Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.
His filmmaker wife Aishwaryaa has retweeted the many articles surfacing online that mention the actor's Hollywood debut.
The 46-year-old director made his English-language debut with "The Voices" starring Ryan Reynolds.
The novel tells the pilgrimage of a con man from India to an IKEA in Paris which turns into a philosophical odyssey.
The film follows a wild storyteller from New Delhi who falls in love with a woman when he reaches Parish, but accidentally gets deported along with a group of African refugees against his choice. ?Huffington Post