MUMBAI: Motion Pixel Corporation and Cornerstone Entertainment of India have signed Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh to star in a new animated movie titled Captain India.
The film, which will star Yuvraj Singh will be India’s first ever superhero animation movie. The story entails Yuvraj growing up in Mumbai and encountering a magical cricket stick, which he realizes has special powers and uses it to help fight crime while at the same time becoming an Indian Cricket Star and helping India win the world cup of cricket.
The movie is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to release in early 2012. “We felt Yuvraj was the best fit for the project which we think will be a mega hit with all the Bollywood and Cricket fans not only in India but throughout the World,” said Motion Picture Corporation chairman Manny Bains.
“Cornerstone has always made best efforts to promote brand Yuvraj as uniquely as possible. This project is one such opportunity for Yuvi to reach out to the millions of children across the country who aspire to be like him one day. We are happy to partner with MPC and are looking forward to an entertaining movie” added Cornerstone Entertainment’s Bunty Sajdeh.
Yuvraj said, “I am extremely excited to be a part of this movie. As a child I always enjoyed watching animation films and today I am humbled to be portrayed as an animated character. It is such an entertaining film which I hope all families will enjoy watching together.”