Rooney Mara Joins Nicole Kidman & Dev Patel in Survival Drama 'Lion'
Even though we're probably not going to see a sequel to the American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, that doesn't mean we won't be seeing plenty of Rooney Mara. The actress stars in this summer's classic fairytale adaptation Pan, and now THR reports the actress has joined the cast of an Indian survival drama called Lion, which has already been picked up for distribution by The Weinstein Company. The film has Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) on board, and justadded The Two Towers star David Wenham with production recently finishing in India and moving to Australia soon.
So what's the drama about? Well, it's based on a true story called A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, which chronicles the author's life journey as he boarded the wrong train in India, and ended up thousands of miles away from home, forced to live on the streets in Kolkata. Brierley was eventually adopted by an Australian couple, and once he grew old enough, started to use Google Earth to track down his hometown in an effort to reunite with his family after 25 years of being away from home. Luke Davies is adapting the story for the big screen with Top of the Lake director Garth Davis at the helm. It certainly sounds like a tearjerker, and could end up being an awards contender when the time comes.