According to industry sources, the biopic entitled ‘800’ will see Sethupathi play the retired cricketer who famously took 800 wickets in test matches during his 18-year-long career.
“We 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,” said the source.
Sethupathi is known for his award-winning acts in blockbusters including Soodhu Kavvum and Vikram Vedha.
Biopics are becoming a popular genre in Indian cinema. Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh is in the process of playing Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev in his upcoming film 83 alongside his wife Deepika Padukone.