First Look: Lion
In theaters January 20, 2017 (United States)
Lion is a 2016 drama film directed by Garth Davis (in his feature debut) and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Divian Ladwa, Priyanka Bose, Deepti Naval, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sunny Pawar.
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
DIRECTOR Garth Davis
SCREENPLAY BY Luke Davies
PRODUCERS Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, Emile Sherman
ACTORS Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Divian Ladwa, Priyanka Bose, Deepti Naval
Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sunny Pawar
DISTRIBUTORThe Weinstein Company, Transmission Films
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Running Time: 118 minutes