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Dev Patel’s Lion to Release in Australia

Melbourne: Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel’s film Lion is all set to be released in Australia in January next year.

Patel is playing Saroo Brierley, an India-born Australian businessman who made headlines in 2012 after he revealed his story of tracking down his biological mother and brother in Calcutta using Google earth in his book A Long Way Home.

The film has Rooney Mara playing his girlfriend, Nicole Kidman and David Wenham as his adoptive parents and Sunny Pawar in a role as the young Saroo in India. The film based on Brierley’s book is directed by Garth Davis.

Brierley was five-year-old when he became lost on a train in India.He was later adopted by an Australian family in Tasmania. Lion will open in Australia next year on January 19.