Mara, Wenham Join Biopic “Lion”

Rooney Mara and David Wenham are set to join Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel in Saroo Brierley’s biopic “Lion” for The Weinstein Company.

The story chronicles the life of Brierley (Patel), who at age five was separated from his mother in India only to find her 25 years later. Kidman plays his adoptive mother Sue, who moved the boy to Hobart, Australia.

Luke Davies (“Candy”) adapted the true story tale which Garth Davis (“Top of the Lake”) directs. Filming is underway in India before shortly moving to Melbourne and Hobart in Australia later this month.

Divian Ladwa, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Priyanka Bose, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Deepti Naval also star. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder are producing.

Source: Screen