‘Lake’ Co-Helmer Does Saroo Brierley Biopic

“Top of the Lake” co-director Garth Davis is attached to helm “A Long Way Home,” based on Saroo Brierley’s autobiography, for See-Saw and Sunstar Entertainment.

At five-years-old, Brierley found himself 1,500km from home, having fallen asleep aboard a train bound for Calcutta.

Scared and alone he was forced to live a life on the streets. Saved from an orphanage by an Australian couple, he was brought up in Tasmania always wondering if he would ever see his Indian family again.

Aided by the support of his adopted parents and Google Earth, he was able to track down his birth parents 25 years later.

No screenwriter is currently attached.

Source: Screen Daily