Dhanush's upcoming film Jagame Thandhiram is directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The gangster film set in Madurai and London is due for release on June 18 in Netflix. Apart from Dhanush, the film features Hollywood actor James Cosmo, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Malayalam actor Joju George in important roles. He plays the role of a gangster named Sivadoss.
Joju George said, "I have been a huge Karthik Subbaraj fan. After seeing Pizza I was trying to meet Karthik Subbaraj, but I didn't get a chance. I came to the Malayalam industry and was doing characters here. Finally I got a chance to meet him through Vivek Harshan and Dimal Dennis, who is the editor of Jagame Thandiram.Karthik asked me to audition, since it was a huge character. He narrated a scene to me and asked me to act. I acted it out and said the dialogues in broken Tamil. He simply smiled at me, and I was so happy.” While talking about James Cosmo, the Malayalam actor said, "I knew my opponent (in the film) would be James Cosmo Sir who is a big Hollywood actor. He is the first Hollywood actor I have seen in person - I live for the excitement that life gives, to act with James Cosmo was a huge opportunity for me.”