Official trailer for Lion starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman. Lion is based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, played by Dev Patel in the film. As a child Saroo was separated from his family, and taken far from them aboard a train to Kolkata. He was eventually adopted by an Australian family, Nicole Kidman and David Wenham will portray his adoptive parents. As an adult Saroo befriends Lucy, played by Rooney Mara. He is able to utilize Google Earth to trace the railways out of Kolkata and locate anything that seems familiar. It’s an inspiring story, and based on the trailer, so is the film. Lion is scheduled for November 25, 2016 release date. This will be just in time for award season and distribution by The Weinstein Company should give the film extra press. Lion is directed by Garth Davis with a screenplay by Luke Davies.