Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”), Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective”), Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”) and Laurent Lafitte (“Little White Lies”) have joined Bollywood star Dhanush in Marjane Satrapi’s “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.”
TF1 International reps the English-language project and will kick off pre-sales at Berlin’s European Film Market.
Gemma Arterton (“Hansel And Gretel”), Abel Jafri (“Timbuktu”) and Seema Biswas (“The Queen Bandit”) complete the cast.
“Extraordinary Journey” will mark the most ambitious project undertaken by Satrapi, the Iranian-born French comicbook artist and filmmaker behind Cannes’ jury prize winner “Persepolis” and “Chicken With Plums.”
Satrapi made her English-language debut with “The Voices” starring Ryan Reynolds.
Luc Bossi’s Brio Films is lead producing. Vamonos Films, Italy’s Paco Cinematografica and India’s Little Red Car are co-producing. “Extraordinary Journey” has already been picked up by SquareOne in Germany.
The comedy adventure tale is based on Romain Puértolas’ bestselling debut novel “The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe” which came out in 2014 and has been translated into 35 languages. The novel tells the pilgrimage of a con man from India to an IKEA in Paris which turns into a philosophical odyssey...read more.
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