Tobey Maguire? Isn’t he that old man who was Spider-Man, like, a million years ago? Yes, the ancient old Spider-Man is still webbing around. Maguire will star in director Ang Lee‘s adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestseller Life of Pi. I’m sure Maguire and Lee will have a lot to talk about, like working together on The Ice Storm, and how Marvel won’t return either of their phone calls.
Maguire won’t play the lead. That honor goes to newbie Suraj Sharma, whose character (Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel) shares a lifeboat with a killer Bengal tiger. Tigers: great to taunt behind thick plexiglass in zoos, bad lifeboat companions. Maguire will play the writer who interviews the old Pi, played by Irrfan Khan “Slumdog Millionaire“).
Life of Pi floats into theaters, in Tiger-Vision 3D, on Dec. 14, 2012. (Variety)