Danny Boyle’s latest movie Slumdog Millionaire is to close the The Times BFI London Film Festival on October 30th ahead of a UK release on 9th January.
Skins actor Dev Patel 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?
The film has been co-developed and financed by Channel 4 and Celador Films.