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'Life Of Pi' Star Suraj Sharma & Alan Arkin Join Baseball Flick 'Million Dollar Arm' With Jon Hamm

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • April 18, 2013 6:19 PM
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In his first role since his breakout performance as the title character in “Life of Pi,” Suraj Sharma has chosen to play another Indian boy on a remarkable journey -- this time in the real-life tale “Million Dollar Arm” as a cricket player who wins a reality television competition and a contract to play baseball in the United States. Of the two actual pitchers, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, it is unclear which one Sharma will be playing. Alan Arkin has also signed on to embody another industry veteran type after his Oscar-nominated turn in “Argo,” this time as a retired baseball scout.

The Breakout Performances Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 11, 2012 1:56 PM
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One of the great thrills of being a movie fan is discovery. In a few weeks, we'll be rolling out our lists of the films we're looking forward to in 2013, many of which come from established names. And yet invariably, many of the best movies that will surprise us over the next twelve months will be ones that are, as yet, barely on our radar, from directors with no track record, and featuring actors who you wouldn't have been able to pick from a line up a few months earlier.

Review: 'Life Of Pi' Is An Inspiring & Visually Stunning Tale Of Faith, Hope & Self-Discovery

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 20, 2012 4:37 PM
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Taiwanese-born American film director Ang Lee’s career is difficult to pin down. He’s constructed nuanced and well-crafted dramas of various milieus and textures (from “The Ice Storm,” and “Sense and Sensibility” to the more erotic “Lust/Caution” and “Brokeback Mountain”) and orchestrated films of more action-oriented visual pizzazz and flair as well ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Hulk"). Perhaps bridging all of his eclectic interests, Lee configures a lovely and winning formula for the dazzling and emotionally rich “Life Of Pi.”

"I Am On A Lifeboat Alone With A Tiger": New Clip From 'Life Of Pi,' Plus 7 New Photos

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2012 11:50 AM
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After wowing CinemaCon this spring with footage, going on to open the New York Film Festival to great acclaim, and playing the Festival Du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal where author Yann Martel presented the movie, awards talk is still brewing about Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi." And while we're still a solid month from the film hitting theaters, Fox is looking to keep the buzz going, and thus a new clip for the movie has landed.

NYFF: Ang Lee, Suraj Sharma & Yann Martel Discuss The Necessity Of Faith In Making 'Life Of Pi'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 30, 2012 10:54 AM
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As the opening night film for the New York Film Festival, all eyes were on “Life of Pi,” the big-budget studio adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-seller from A-List director Ang Lee. And while some were focused on the spectacle of the film, from the enormous cost and logistical issues of filming to the colorful 3D that frames this story of survival, the one element that drove the filmmakers was the idea of faith.

10 Potential Breakout Actors Of The Fall Film Season

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 11, 2012 12:05 PM
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One of the most exciting things about the coming of the fall movie season is the chance to see some new talent emerge from some of the prestige fare that'll be hitting theaters in the next few months. Last year, for instance, saw the likes of Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Eddie Redmayne, Rooney Mara, Shailene Woodley, Elizabeth Olsen and Felicity Jones go from virtual unknowns to, if not household names, than certainly performers whose next moves would be watched closely.

First Look: Newcomer Suraj Sharma & His Bengal Tiger In Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 25, 2012 8:00 AM
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Adapting best-selling novels is never an easy job and, in the case of Ang Lee and "Life Of Pi," it's a task made only more difficult by the off-beat tale centering on the shipwrecked son of an Indian zookeeper who's stuck on a lifeboat with a 450-pound bengal tiger in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Newcomer Suraj Sharma Takes Lead In Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi,' Filming Begins In January

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 26, 2010 1:13 AM
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Picture Will Shoot In 3D; Release Date Set For December 14, 2012Ang Lee hasn't had the easiest few years since "Brokeback Mountain." While that film saw him win the Best Director award at the Oscars, his next film, "Lust, Caution," was tarred with an NC-17 for its explicit sex scenes, and follow-up "Taking Woodstock" received mediocre reviews, and basically disappeared without a trace on its release in 2009.

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