In a world of uncertainty, the actor is hoping his latest film leaves viewers with a sense of triumph.

By Rachel DeSantis
Updated December 21, 2016 at 02:05 PM EST


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In a world of uncertainty, Dev Patel is hoping his latest film, Lion, leaves viewers with a sense of triumph.

In the new trailer for the movie, based on the true story of an Indian boy who got lost, was adopted by an Australian family, and found his way home 25 years later thanks to Google Earth, Patel, who stars as Saroo Brierley, says he hopes when people watch Lion, “they come away feeling a sense of triumph about people and families and relationships. That’s a beautiful, positive message to be putting out to the world at this time.”

Nicole Kidman, who portrays Saroo’s adoptive mother Sue, also appears in the trailer, praising the film’s portrayal of the power of mothers.

The film, directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, recently nabbed four Golden Globes nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Dev Patel, Best Supporting Actress for Nicole Kidman, and Best Motion Picture – Drama.

Lion‘s New York premiere in November saw a surprise guest in former President Bill Clinton, who stopped by to catch the film a week after the Nov. 8 election.

Lion is in theaters now.

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