Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel to Star in Adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s ‘A Long Way Home’
Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel are set to star in Lion based on the book A Long Way Home, a true story about a boy who sets out on a 20-year journey to find his family.
Dev Patel, the British-Indian actor who shot to fame after starring in the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, is expected to play the role of Brierley in Lion.
It is thought Kidman will play his adopted mother.
The epic spans from India to Australia, with filming scheduled to begin this week.
Aged five, Saroo Brierley was separated from his older brother and ended up alone on the streets of Calcutta. After weeks surviving alone, he was taken into an orphanage and later adopted by an Australian couple.
Although happy with his new family, Saroo couldn’t help but think about the family he’d lost. Years later, he swapped the map of India on his wall for Google Earth, scouring it for landmarks he knew from his childhood. One day, he saw something he recognised.
And he set off on a journey to find his mother, half a world away . . .