25/01/2016 10:12 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Dhanush Is Starring With Uma Thurman In A Movie To Be Helmed By Creator Of 'Persepolis'

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Indian actor Dhanush attends a press conference to promote the film 'Shamitabh' in central London on January 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

File photo of actress Uma Thurman

According to the report, the Raanjhanaa actor will be playing the lead in the movie adaptation of the French best-sellerThe Extraordinary Journey Of the Fakir Who Got Trapped In The Ikea Wardrobe, 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).

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