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Dhanush to make Hollywood debut with Uma Thurman

Monday, Jan 25, 2016,16:43 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Tamil-Hindi actor Dhansuh is all set to make his Hollywood debut with Uma Thurman starrer film The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir. Directed by Iranian-French director Marjane Satrapi, the film also stars Alexandra Daddario, Captain Phillips, actor Barkhad Abdi and Laurent Lafitte, reported Variety.

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 her English-language debut with The Voices starring Ryan Reynolds.

The comedy adventure movie is based on Romain Puertolas’ bestselling debut novel The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe.

The novel, which came out in 2014, has been translated into 35 languages. It 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.

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