Watch: First Full Trailer for Garth Davis' Film 'Lion' Starring Dev Patel
"What if you do find home and they're not even there, and you just keep searching…?" "I don't have a choice." The Weinstein Company has finally debuted a trailer for the film Lion, from director Garth Davis, a powerful story of finding your home and your family no matter how hard that is. Dev Patel stars as Saroo Brierley, an Indian boy who was adopted by an Australian family and raised in Australia after he became separated from his real family at a young age. He decides to go back to India to search for his family and reconnect with them. The cast includes Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman & David Wenham. This actually looks really good! I've heard some solid buzz about this recently and it looks like it might live up to the hype.
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from his home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, the boy (Dev Patel) sets out to find his lost family. Lion is directed by up-and-coming Australian filmmaker Garth Davis, who directed episodes of "Love My Way" and "Top of the Lake" before making his feature debut with this film. The screenplay is written by Luke Davies (Anton Corbijn's Life). Based on the book "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley & Larry Buttrose. The film will premiere at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals coming up. Be on the lookout for early reviews from these fests. The Weinstein Company will then release Lion in select theaters starting November 25th, Thanksgiving week, later this fall. Interested in this film?