January release for Dev Patel’s new film Lion in Australia

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Dev Patel…Stars opposite Rooney Mara.

Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel’s film Lion is all set release in Australia in January next year.

Dev is playing Saroo Brierley, an India-born Australian businessman who in 2012 revealed his story of tracking down his biological mother and brother in Calcutta using Google earth in his book A Long Way Home.

Dev stars opposite Rooney Mara, who plays his girlfriend. Lion also stars Nicole Kidman and David Wenham as his adoptive parents and Sunny Pawar in a role as the young Saroo in India.

The film based on Brierley’s book is directed by Garth Davis.

Saroo Brierley was five-year-old when he was separated by his family on a train in India. He was later adopted by an Australian family in Tasmania.

Lion will open in Australia next year on January 19.

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