First Trailer: Awards Contender “Lion”

Harvey Weinstein has been touting it as a major awards contender this year, and now finally we get our first look at The Weinstein Company’s “Lion” with the first trailer and poster for this film adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s “A Long Way Home”.

The story begins with a five-year-old Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple.

Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, he (Dev Patel) learns of a new technology called Google Earth and sets out to find his lost family.

Rooney Mara, David Wenham, and Nicole Kidman also star in the film which Garth Davis helms from a script by Luke Davies. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Angie Fielder are producers on the movie which opens November 25th.