Danny Boyle's award-winning SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE will open in the UK on 9th January 2009, following its UK premiere on October 30 as the Closing Night film of The Times BFI London Film Festival.
Directed by Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and written by Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty) SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE won the Audience Award at last month's Toronto Film Festival.
British actor Dev Patel (from Channel 4's Skins) plays Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' Arrested on suspicion of cheating, he tells the police the incredible story of his life on the streets, and of the girl he loved and lost. But what is a kid with no interest in money doing on the show? And how is it he knows all the answers?
Boyle, Beaufoy and Patel will attend the LFF Closing Night, along with lead actress Freida Pinto, actor Anil Kapoor and producer Christian Colson (The Descent).