Trailer: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara’s Lion looks like the perfect Oscar bait
Dev Patel will be playing Saroo in the movie, while Nicole Kidman and David Wenham will be seen playing his adopted parents and Rooney Mara will play his girlfriend.hollywood Updated: Aug 26, 2016 14:23 IST
After proving his acting prowess in the 2008 blockbuster drama Slumdog Millionaire, Dev Patel has recently released the trailer of his latest outing Lion.
The movie is based on a real life story of Saroo Brierley, who got separated from his family at the age of five, got adopted by an Australian couple and then finds his real parents at the age of 25 using Google Earth.
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The recently released trailer shows how the protagonist deals with his adoptive family, the challenges he faces in accepting a new life while trying to connect with faded memories of his real family.
Lion, also featuring Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Rooney Mara, is adopted from Brierley’s non-fiction book A Long Way Home.
Patel will be playing Saroo in the movie, while Nicole Kidman and David Wenham will be seen playing his adopted parents and Rooney Mara will play his girlfriend. The film looks like a proper Oscar bait, high on drama and emotions. This will be Patel’s second big release this year after The Man Who Knew Infinity.
The high voltage drama film is set to release on November 25.
The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and will also be screened at the London Film Festival.
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First Published: Aug 26, 2016 14:23 IST