The Weinstein Company is putting together a film called Lion and even though there’s still no director attached, they likely won’t have a tough time attracting top talent because Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel are all on board. It’s being reported that they’ll lead the big screen adaptation of the true story chronicled in the Vanity Fair article, “A Home at the End of Google Earth.” The piece tells the story of a five-year-old boy lost in Calcutta who’s adopted by an Australian couple. It isn’t until he graduates college that he decides it’s time to trace his roots and he opts to use Google Earth to do it.
Jackman and Kidman will portray the couple while Patel will take the role of the boy, Saroo Munshi. Hit the jump for more on Lion.