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Cuaron may replace Shyamalan as ‘Pi’ director

Fox 2000 Pictures is in advanced talks with the Warner Bros.-based director Alfonso Cuaron (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) to replace M. Night Shyamalan as the director of “Life of Pi.” Fox appears to be breaking with Shyamalan over his decision to make his next picture Warner’s “Lady in the Water” instead of “Pi,” an adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning bestseller by Yann Martel. Unwilling to wait a year and a half for Shyamalan to finish “Water,” Fox was happy to take a call from Cuaron’s reps at William Morris offering his services.

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