Magazine article Screen International

Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel to Begin Lion Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel to Begin Lion Shoot

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Principal photography to begin in India this week.

Filming will begin in Kolkata, India, this week on new Australian feature film Lion, starring Nicole Kidman and Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel.

Adapted from the true story A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, Lion will be directed by Garth Davis (Top of the Lake) with a screenplay by Luke Davies (Candy, Life).

The project is being produced by See-Saw Films in association with Sunstar Entertainment and Aquarius Films. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder are producing with Andrew Fraser, Shahen Mekertichian and Daniel Levin executive producing.

The film centres on five-year-old Indian boy gets lost thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

The Indian cast includes Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Priyanka Bose, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Deepti Naval. …

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