Melbourne: Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel's film Lion is all set release in Australia in January next year.
- Dev Patel's Lion will release in January
- The film is an adaptation of A Long Way Home
- Dev Patel stars opposite Rooney Mara
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 Mr 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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