Actor-filmmaker Dhanush left to Belgium earlier this week for a month-long schedule of his upcoming Hollywood film 'The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir', a source said. The film directed by Ken Scott will be shot in Rome, Paris and Brussels.

According to a source Dhanush flew to Belgium after the audio launch of VIP 2 on Sunday,. He is expected to shoot there till the first week of August and then return home. 

The movie is based on the novel, “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped In An IKEA Wardrobe”, by Romain Puertolas. On being part of his first Hollywood project, Dhanush had said in a statement, “So happy to be a part of this film with collaborators from three continents, looking forward to an extraordinary journey ahead.”

The actor had earlier shot for the film in Mumbai in May, which was the first schedule of the film. The movie is directed by Ken Scott, the film has music by Nicolas Errera, and Amit Trivedi has composed two Hindi songs for the film. 


Dhanush kickstarts his Hollywood debut, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, in Mumbai – view pic


The movie also stars Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman, Baywatch actor Alexandra Daddoria and Laurent Lafitte. Berenice Bejo will also be joining the film, which is an adventure-fantasy drama. Initially, the film was supposed to be directed by Marjane Satrapi who helmed Persepolis. Ken Scott, joined the team just a few months back to rework the script and direct the film. 

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is being produced by Jaime Mateus-Tique and Luc Bossi of Vamonos Films and Brio Films. The film will be distributed by SquareOne in Germany, while La Belle Company will be releasing it in France.

The Kodi star will soon be seen in VIP 2, a sequel to the 2014 hit movie by the same name. The movie features Mollywood actress Amala Paul and Bollywood actress Kajol in the lead. From the looks of the trailer, Dhanush and Kajol are going to have a grand face-off as they fight it out in a fierce edge of the seat battle. 

The project has been helmed by Soundarya Rajinikanth. The film is all set to release on July 28, that also happens to be Dhanush’s birthday.