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Lion is about a five-year-old Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, he learns of a new technology called Google Earth, and sets out to find his lost family.
Lion (working title A Long Way Home) is ar Australian-American-British drama film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman. The film was screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released in the United States by The Weinstein Company on November 25, 2016.
Principal photography on the film began in January 2015 in Kolkata, India. In mid-April, filming moved to Australia, where it took place in Melbourne and Hobart. Kidman filmed her scenes in Australia.
Directed by: Garth Davis
Starring: Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Divian Ladwa, Priyanka Bose, Deepti Naval, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sunny Pawar
Screenplay by: Luke Davies
Production Design by: Chris Kennedy
Cinematography by: Greig Fraser
Film Editing by: Alexandre de Franceschi
Costume Design by: Cappi Ireland
Set Decoration by: Nicki Gardiner, Seema Kashyap
Music by: Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Release Date: November 25, 2016