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Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' Will Make World Premiere & Open The 50th New York Film Festival

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With Robert Zemeckis' "Flight" starring Denzel Washington announced to close the proceedings last week, the New York Film Festival has gone ahead and unveiled what film will be kicking things off. And it's a doozy.

Ang Lee's highly anticipated, hotly buzzed "Life Of Pi" will open the 50th annual New York Film Festival, making its world premiere. This is a massive scoop for the fest, as they've nabbed one of the big Oscar contenders of the year, and it will certainly get things off to bright start. Based on the best selling book by Yann Martel, the film is led by Suraj Sharma and tells the story of 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. Reaction from footage at CinemaCon earlier this year was ecstatic, with awards season talk already starting. And now Fox has a festival opening night to call all their own, to help push the film even more.

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alycakes1578d ago

I think I'm going to like this movie. I saw the previews again this weekend and it's just one of those that catches your eye and your imagination.