Official: Antony Varghese joins Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi in Thalapathy 64
We were among the first to report about Malayalam actor Antony Varghese making his Kollywood debut with a Vijay starrer. It has now been confirmed that Antony has been signed for Vijay’s next (Thalapathy 64) to be directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The official announcement was made by the makers just a while back through social medias. Though the nature of Antony’s role is not yet known, it is expected to be a very prominent role.
‘Thalapathy 64’ is said to be a completely different attempt from the usual mass entertainers that Vijay does. Lokesh has earlier directed the sleeper hit ‘Maanagaram’ and the Karthi starrer ‘Kaithi’, which is yet to be released. His new film with Vijay is rumoured to be a gangster thriller. Vijay Sethupathi and Malavika Mohanan will also be part of the cast. The former is reportedly playing a negative role.
On the technical side, music will be handed by Anirudh Ravichander and cinematography will be by Sathyan Sooryan. Xavier Britto is producing the film, shoot for which is set to begin this month. The film is scheduled for a summer release next year.