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He was placed in an orphanage and eventually adopted by an Australian couple, Sue and John Brierley (played by Kidman and Wenham).
Patel plays the older Saroo, haunted by memories of his childhood, who set out to find his lost family using Google Earth technology.
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Ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for Garth Davis’ upcoming drama Lion. Based on Saroo Brierley’s memoir A Long Way Home, the film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman; take a look below…
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers 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.
Lion is set for release on November 25th in the States.
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New trailers for Rings, La La Land and Manchester by the Sea make our weekly news round-up!New trailers for Rings, La La Land and Manchester by the Sea make our weekly news round-up!Adriana Floridia8/26/2016 3:27:00 Pm
This week, there were new trailer for every kind of movie lover.
For horror fans, we finally got our first look at the follow up to the classic, The Ring, with Rings. For fans of musicals, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (which is all of us, we'd presume), there was a new trailer for La La Land. Fans of thrillers will love the new trailer for Kidnap, starring Halle Berry. If you like your movies more dramatic and potentially heart-wrenching, we also got new trailers for Sully, Manchester by the Sea and Lion.
Check out our trailer round-up below!
- Adriana Floridia
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Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman star in Canadian Exclusive first trailer for Tiff film LionDev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman star in Canadian Exclusive first trailer for Tiff film LionAdriana Floridia8/26/2016 11:18:00 Am
One of our most anticipated films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Lion, just debuted its first trailer!
Based on Saroo Brierly’s 2013 memoir “A Long Way Home”, Lion follows Saroo (Dev Patel) who as a child, was taken thousands of kilometres away from his family and home after getting onto the wrong train. He manages to survive despite many obstacles, and eventually is adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, he learns about the new technology that is Google Earth, and with the scantest of clues, he sets out to find his lost family and the hometown he left behind.
The film boasts an impressive cast, »
- Adriana Floridia
We’re coming up on Serious Movie Season, and thus here we have another trailer for a based-on-a-true-story film aiming to tug at your heartstrings. In Lion, Dev Patel stars as Saroo Brierley, a man adopted at a young age by an Australian couple. Saroo, who was separated from his brother in a train station during his youth, goes searching for his birth family with the help of Google Earth. Hey, look! A movie involving the Internet, which doesn’t glorify the contributions of one white man or spell doom and gloom for society.
Anyway, the first look at the project from director Garth Davis introduces us to an adult Saroo, beginning to remember details of his past life. “I had another family, a mother, a brother,” he says. “I can still see their faces.” Davis relies on flashbacks to dramatize Saroo’s past, while Nicole Kidman plays his adopted »
- Esther Zuckerman
With the summer dwindling down and the fall festivals approaching, it's time to look at some globe-trotting prestige movies that could be Oscar contenders early next year. Check out trailers for Lion, A United Kingdom and Planetarium below. Lion First we head to India for the true story of Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel), who got lost as a boy and wound up adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) and then returned to...
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Producer Harvey Weinstein sees awards potential in Lion, one of the two contenders he’s betting on this fall. The other awards hopeful film coming from TWC, in Harvey Weinstein’s eyes, is The Founder, based on the life of Ray Kroc. While that biopic is about a man driven by greed, Lion is a more kind-hearted and inspiring tale, about […]
- Jack Giroux
Chris here. As the upcoming fall festival and Oscar season looms, get ready for a steady stream of incoming footage for this year's hopefuls to start cropping up in the coming weeks. Today we have some peeks at a few weepies ready to work your tear ducts on their path to awards: Manchester By The Sea, A United Kingdom, and Lion. Take a look at the trailers (and a few quick thoughts) below:
- Chris Feil
With the summer dwindling down and the fall festivals approaching, it's time to look at some globe-trotting prestige movies that could be Oscar contenders early next year. Check out trailers for Lion, A United Kingdom and Planetarium below. Lion First we head to India for the true story of Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel), who got lost as a boy and wound up adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) and then returned to India as an adult to find his real family. Rooney Mara also co-stars in the adaptation of Brierley's nonfiction bestseller A Long Way Home, which is the feature directorial debut of Garth Davis (Top of the Lake). After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie will...
- Christopher Campbell
Lion is the amazing story of a man who got lost when he was just five and then found his way back home 25 years later, traveling from Australia to India. “A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a […]
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.
– The Hamptons International Film Festival (Hiff) has announced some of the Signature Programs for its 24th edition. Hiff announced a selection of films that will screen as part of the returning Conflict & Resolution and Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights programs. Hiff will also launch Air, Land, & Sea, a brand new section of the festival that focuses on global issues of environmental conservation, clean water, and the integrity of our planet’s natural resources, with an ocean-centric focus.
“Our Signature Programs help to elevate the content of the festival’s programming with films that continue to provide audiences with thought provoking material,” said David Nugent, Hiff Artistic Director. “Our hope with Air, Land, and Sea is for the festival to embrace the global discussion on environmental issues, and build »
- Kate Erbland
“I had another family — a mother, a brother,” he tells his mother, played by Nicole Kidman. “Every day my real brother screams my name.
The movie tells the story of 5-year-old Indian child who gets hopelessly lost after falling asleep on a parked train and ending up 1,000 miles from his village. He’s adopted by an Australian couple (Kidman and David Wenham), then begins a painstaking search for his lost village and family, utilizing Google Earth, more than two decades later.
TWC is opening “Lion” in an awards-season slot of Nov. »
- Dave McNary
We tend to use the word “melodrama” as a pejorative, but good melodrama – melodrama that hits all the right notes of sentimentality and realism – can be wonderfully beautiful and moving. The Weinstein Company must be hoping for that with their new film Lion, a film practically made to be Oscar bait.
Lion stars Dev Patel as Saroo, a young man who was separated from his family as a child and wound up traveling thousands of miles across India by train. He learns to survive alone until he’s finally adopted by an Australian couple – and now, many years later, he wants to find his birth family. With the help of some friends and Google Earth, Saroo sets out to discover his home and return to the family who lost him.
The trailer for Lion makes a good case for the film, combining lovely imagery with Saroo’s compelling voiceover, as »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The Dev Patel–starring biopic “Lion” has made its way onto many an awards season shortlist. Given its high-profile roster of talent on screen and off, it’s not surprising; co-starring Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, the film is written by Luke Davies (“Candy”) and helmed by Garth Davis (“Top of the Lake”) in his feature film debut. With the release of the movie’s stirring trailer today, it’s even clearer that Academy voters and awards season pundits will be taking notice. “Lion” traces the real-life story of Saroo Brierley, who was separated from his family in India at the age of five and later adopted by an Australian couple. Based on Brierley’s memoir “A Long Way Home,” the film follows Brierley as he attempts to locate his birth parents—through the magic of Google Earth. Could Patel have a shot at an Oscar nomination for best leading actor? »
"What if you do find home and they're not even there, and you just keep searching...?" "I don't have a choice." The Weinstein Company has finally debuted a trailer for the film Lion, from director Garth Davis, a powerful story of finding your home and your family no matter how hard that is. Dev Patel stars as Saroo Brierley, an Indian boy who was adopted by an Australian family and raised in Australia after he became separated from his real family at a young age. He decides to go back to India to search for his family and reconnect with them. The cast includes Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman & David Wenham. This actually looks really good! I've heard some solid buzz about this recently and it looks like it might live up to the hype. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Garth Davis' Lion, originally from USA Today (via »
- Alex Billington
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If you’re looking for a potential sleeper awards season contender, “Lion” may be one to keep an eye on. From afar, it may be difficult to see its bonafides, but a closer inspection reveals a lot of potential for this drama based on a true story. Read More: The 50 Most Anticipated Films Of The […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
It hasn’t been the easiest road for The Weinstein Company as of late (the lackluster box office for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” last December was just the starting point of a year’s worth of executive departures and release date changes for its 2016 slate), but when Harvey Weinstein labels a film his Oscar power player, attention must be paid. Such is the case this year with Garth Davis’ “Lion,” starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman. “I think ‘Lion’ will set a new streak for us,” Weinstein told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this summer. “‘Lion’ could get nominated for eight or nine Academy Awards…Nicole [Kidman] gets one or supporting actress because she’s amazing in ‘Lion.'” It looks like the pressure is on.
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- Zack Sharf
Coming off an Emmy for directing Top of the Lake, Garth Davis has helmed a new feature titled Lion. Set for a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before a release this fall, the drama starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman follows the true story of a man who takes a journey to his home in India after being adopted and raised in Australia for 25 years.
“Google Earth is a far more advanced application now and simpler to navigate. When Saroo was searching, it was cloudy, square pixels and took ages to zoom in to look closely,” Patel tells USA Today, who debuted the trailer. “This became his completely-consuming obsession, finding this needle in a haystack. This man’s determination and perseverance was incredible.”
Check out the trailer below for The Weinstein Company drama that will arrive in November.
From the production team that brought »
- Jordan Raup
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