First Trailer for ‘Lion’ Starring Dev Patel & Rooney Mara

Garth Davis' Inspirational Drama

The Weinstein Company has finally unveiled the trailer for Garth DavisLion, the inspirational drama starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman.

Based on the novel “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley & Larry Buttrose, the film follows the true story of a man who takes a journey to his home in India after being adopted and raised in Australia for 25 years.

Lion will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month before hitting theaters on November 25. Watch the debut trailer below for The Weinstein Company drama.

It sounds like a really cool concept, but the trailer suggests the film will be melodramatic and will likely pluck the heart strings quite hard.

Garth Davis' Inspirational Drama

Five-year-old Saroo finds himself alone and travelling on the wrong train away from his home in northern India. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, dodging all sorts of terrors in the process. Eventually ending up in an orphanage, Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds safety and love as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he buries his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his secret yearnings. With just a small store of memories, and the help of some newly-developed satellite-imaging technology, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.