Weinstein Company are coming with an Oscar 2017 hopeful, the drama titled Lion. Based on a true story, the movie has a chunk of it based in India and stars Dev Patel in the lead alonside other A-listers. Have a look at the trailer below:
Based on the remarkable true story of Saroo Brierley, Lion follows a young Indian boy who becomes separated from his family while train hopping one day. After miraculously surviving the harsh conditions of India’s street life, Brierley winds up as a foster child in a local orphanage, and it’s here where he is adopted and taken to live in Australia. Two decades later, the 25-year-old attempts to find his birth family using Google Earth. The movie stars Dev Patel in the title role alongside well known stars Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. The film also stars popular Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a prominent role.
Weinstein are hopeful that Lion creates a genuine Oscar buzz when it releases year end. The movie is set to be shown at the Toronto International Film Fest and will release in theatres on November 25th. Excited?