It was in the news for quite some time that the South Indian star Dhanush, was making his maiden Hollywood appearance opposite heavyweight Hollywood actors like Uma Thurman and others in the movie titled The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.
The movie has been an intended as an on-screen adaptation of a French novel The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by the renowned novelist Romain Puertolas.
However, Marjane Satrapi who was to helm the direction of the movie backed out at the last minute over some conflicts with the studio officials and the producers.
"The project was supposed to start much earlier probably from January 2017, but got postponed due to some reasons," said a source close to the actor.
Director Ken Scott of Delivery Man and Starbuck fame has now joined the project and he will oversee the script writing and direction duties simultaneously.
According to the sources, a lot of new casts like Barkhad Abdi, Laurent Lafitte, Berenice Bejo, Erin Moriarty and Abel Jafri have also joined the project.
The story of the movie suggests that a fakir or a con-man portrayed by Dhanush will probably secure a flight to Paris where he will end up falling in love with a beautiful girl and then the adventure follows.
Principal shooting will commence soon in locations like Brussels, Paris, Mumbai and Rome.