“Raanjhanaa” star Dhanush says he is elated to sign his first Hollywood film and thanked his fans for their continuous support.
The film titled “The Extraordinary Journey Of the Fakir Who Got Trapped In The Ikea Cupboard” has been directed by Iranian-French helmer Marjane Satrapi and also stars Uma Thurman.
“Elated to sign my first Hollywood film @The__Fakir, directed by Marjane Satrapi. A big thank you to all for the warm wishes keeps pushing me!” Dhanush, 32, wrote on twitter.
Based on the on Romain Puertolas’ bestselling debut novel of the same name, the comedy adventure movie 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.
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 also stars “Captain Phillips” actor Barkhad Abdi, Laurent Lafitte and “The Bandit Queen” actress Seema Biswas.