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Om Puri Joins Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal in DreamWorks 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

Om Puri Joins Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal in DreamWorks 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'Om Puri Joins Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal in DreamWorks 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

Prominent Indian actor Om Puri has joined the cast of "The Hundred-Foot Journey," DreamWorks announced on Friday. Puri will star alongside Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal in the next film from "Chocolat" director Lasse Halstrom.

The movie revolves Hassan Haji, a 22-year-old Indian man who becomes a famous French chef with the help of Madame Mallory (Mirren). Steve Knight wrote the screenplay from Richard Morais' best-selling book.

Puri has appeared in dozens of movies across a career that dates back to the early 1970s, starring mostly in Indian films like "Ardh Satya" and "Gupt." He has also appeared in several British films.

In "The Hundred-Foot Journey," he boards a film being produced by a pair of American luminaries -- Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey -- as well as Juliet Blake. The film begins production in September and Disney plans to release it in the United States next August.

Om Puri Joins Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal in DreamWorks 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'Om Puri Joins Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal in DreamWorks 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'