Newsroom and Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel has landed a new movie role, as THR reports he’s set to star alongside Nicole Kidman in a film called Lion.
The Weinstein Company will be look for international buyers for the movie at the American Film Market, which is based on Saroo Brierley’s memoir, A Long Way Home. Patel will play a street kid from Calcutta who is taken in and adopted by a couple in Australia. Kidman is set to play the mother, and while it was initially rumoured Hugh Jackman would be the dad, his reps have since said he’s not involved.
Garth Davis is set to direct, with Luke Davies writing the script.