A new clip from Ang Lee‘s Life of Pi has gone online. The story centers on Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), a zookeeper’s son who survives a shipwreck only to find himself stuck on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. In this clip, Pi desperately uses the old “Message in a Bottle” play, although he’s perhaps a bit too honest in conveying his predicament. If you got a message in a bottle saying a guy was stuck in a lifeboat, your first question would be “Where?” If the message continued that there was also a tiger in the boat, your following question would be, “Did I just discover the world’s most bizarre prank?”
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film also stars Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, and Adil Hussain. Life of Pi opens in 3D on November 21st.
Here’s the synopsis for Life of Pi:
Director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship’s only other survivor — a fearsome Bengal tiger.