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Weinstein Re-teams With ‘The King’s Speech’ Producers, Buys ‘The Lion’ for $12 Million

Cannes 2014: The Oscar-winning combination struck another deal

The Weinstein Company and See-Saw Films are partnering up once again.

The heavyweight distributor and production company announced a deal, estimated to be around $12 million, for the rights to “The Lion,” and adaptation of the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierly. The film, which was scripted by¬†Luke Davies, will be directed by Garth Davis.

The book is about Brierly’s amazing life story. It begins with him as a five-year-old Indian boy who gets on the wrong train and ends up thousands of miles away from home and family. He survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, he uses Google Earth to find his long-lost family.

TWC and See-Saw are also currently working together on the Michael Fassbender-Shakespeare joint “MacBeth” and the upcoming Australian drama “Tracks.”