It was earlier confirmed that Vijay Sethupathi will act in the biopic on Sri Lankan cricketing legend Muthiah Muralitharan. The project is all set to go on floors soon under a new production house called DAR Motion Pictures who are making their debut in Tamil cinema. The film will go on floors in a couple of months and it is set to release in 2020.
The film is titled 800, which signifies the number of international Test wickets taken by the iconic spinner. The crew will begin filming in December 2019. It’s a big-budget film that will be shot in India, Sri Lanka, England and other parts of the world.
Many Twitter users questioned how Vijay Sethupathi will be able to pull off the role of the spinner and a parody account called Ravi Maestri sarcastically commented Yogi Babu will be an apt choice for the role of Russel Arnold. However, Russel Arnold himself came up with a reply to the tweet, which took everyone by surprise.
CONFIRMED!#VijaySethupathi to play legendary Sri Lankan spinner #MuttiahMuralitharan in the biopic. Will go on floors in a couple of months.— Sidhu (@sidhuwrites) July 24, 2019
DAR Motion Pictures to produce the project with another leading south Indian production house. 2020 release.
Dei Maestri !!! Russel Arnold as Russel Arnold 🤷♂️🤷♂️🤷♂️🤷♂️Why not ???— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) July 24, 2019