Dev Patel to star with Nicole Kidman in Lion

November 2, 2014

Dev Patel to star with Nicole Kidman in LionSlumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel and Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman are set to star in Lion, a new drama produced by The Weinstein Co, reports India today. The drama, based on the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, follows a street kid from Kolkata (Dev) who is taken in and adopted by a couple in Australia. Garth Davis, who co-directed the Golden Globe-winning mini-series Top Of the Lake with Jane Campion, is attached to helm Lion. Luke Davies, the screenwriter on Anton Corbijn’s upcoming Life, adapted the book for the screen.
In addition to Lion, Dev plays self-taught Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in Matt Brown’s period drama The Man Who Knew Infinity, which Mister Smith Entertainment is pitching to buyers. He will also be a part of Lionsgate’s Soviet-era thriller Child 44 and Annapurna’s The Road Within, a remake of the hit German drama-comedy Vincent Wants to Sea.
Dev also appears in John Madden’s upcoming The Second Best Marigold Hotel, the sequel to the 2011 hit, which Fox Searchlight will release in the US next year.

-With New Age input

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